High School Students

High School Students

Paradise Valley Community College (PVCC) has many outreach programs available to high school students.  Links to the specifics of each program are located below.


ACE (Achieving a College Education) is a scholarship program that gives eligible students the experience of taking college credit courses while still enrolled in high school. ACE empowers these high school students to achieve a higher education and success in life by learning the skills it takes to manage high school, attend college, and plan for a rewarding future. Eligibility requirements include items like first in family to go to college, financial need, etc.

Dual Enrollment

Dual enrollment is a program that provides the opportunity for able and ambitious high school students (primarily juniors and seniors) to earn both high school and college credits. Through Dual Enrollment students can take specified college level courses at the high school during regular school hours.

Puma College Connection

Puma College Connection is an exciting two-year program is designed for motivated high school students with good academic and attendance records who wish to get a jump start on college. Students must also possess the readiness for, and commitment to, rigorous college coursework. While still in high school, students can complete up to 35 semester hours of lower division general education coursework.

Hoop of Learning

Hoop of Learning is a scholarship-based, high school-to-college bridge program for Native American students 9th through 12th grades. The program is year-around but is most active during the summer months with two back-to-back summer sessions. Students begin in a cohort with other Native American students.

Become a Student

Getting started and new student information.