Junior AchievementJA Worldwide is a partnership between the business community, educators and volunteers — all working together to inspire young people to dream big and reach their potential. JA’s hands-on, experiential programs teach the key concepts of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy to young people all over the world. Volunteers teach the monthly lessons in each classroom, and the students put this knowledge to work in 5th grade when they attend JA Biztown.
Volunteers bring another dimension of art appreciation to the classroom through Art Masterpiece, which is sponsored by the Phoenix Art Museum. Each month, a parent brings in a piece of art and engages the students in a brief discussion regarding the artist’s technique, style, and significance. The discussion is followed by an opportunity for students to make their own creation in the spirit of that month’s art selection.
Extracurricular EnrichmentWe value the importance of allowing students to explore their own interests and to develop their talents outside of the classroom. We work closely with our teachers, students, parents, and community education department to create an exciting offering of enrichment activities.
- Trekkers: A 10-week running program during recess that promotes a healthy lifestyle.
- Yearbook: Students work with a teacher sponsor to create our annual yearbook
- GenYES: Students in grades 4-6 utilize their technology skills to create products for teachers, including teacher websites and class presentations
- AR Club: Readers of all ability levels take advantage of extra time to read, complete AR tests, and explore reading interests.
- Power Hour: Our homework room is available after school for those students in need of extra assistance with their homework or those who just seek a quiet place to work before going home.
- Math Olympiad: Students in grades 4-6 can increase their math knowledge and compete against students from across the country.
- Organic Gardening Club: Students learn science to maintain a full garden throughout the year. Special projects have allowed the club to partner the Future Farmers of America at Paradise Valley High School.
- Principal’s Challenge: Students are encouraged to become an “expert” on a subject of their choosing, and to complete a project to demonstrate what they learned.
- Sandpiper's Garden Club: Students explore the world of science through a thriving organic garden.
- Community Education Programs
Through the PVUSD Community Education Department, we are able to offer a wide range of after-school activities to satisfy the interests of our students:
- Keyboarding (music)
- Running Club
- Young Rembrandts (art)
- Lego Engineering
- Fancy Nancy