At Shadow Mountain High School, 9th graders who are accepted into the Performing and Visual Arts Program will be deeply immersed in the arts in addition to the core curriculum and specialized programs offered, such as AVID (Advancement via Individual Determination).
Furthermore, students will concentrate their studies in one of the four focused areas of instruction:
- Visual Arts
- Music Technology
Each area of focus will offer a variety of innovative classes beginning with the level appropriate for students with a preparatory background in the arts.
The mission of the North Valley Arts Academies is to foster creative and confident artists who are committed to and passionate about the power of the arts in society. The vision of the North Valley Arts Academies is to create a unique program within a school learning environment that focuses on empowering young people to tell their own stories, develop their creative selves, and engage the world through the arts.
Additional NVAA Details
Key Program Features & Benefits
- Specialized Music and Visual Arts Program - different from band, choir, and orchestra
- Program pathway from elementary to middle to high school
- Multiple entry points
- Schools are conveniently located off State Route 51 and Shea Blvd.
- Immersion in your student's creative passion
These vary by program and can be found in the applications for each (above).
What Our Parents Say:
I would recommend this program to other parents and students as it offers students an opportunity to strengthen skills in the areas that they are passionate about, because students get to practice and build relationships with others who share their interest daily, and because the program is designed to work across schools and disciplines."
Robyn Ratcliff, 7th grade parent
About Open Enrollment at PVSchools
All Arizona students are permitted to attend any public school of their choice – even if the school is outside their district attendance area or outside their district of residence. PVSchools allows students from anywhere in the state to enroll with us.