The mission of the Curriculum Department is to increase student achievement through the provision of systemic innovative curricula characterized by standards and research-based educational programs that deliver effective and differentiated instruction in partnership with schools, families, and the diverse PVSchools community.
In PVSchools, we engage, inspire, and nurture students through high-quality instruction, meaningful educational opportunities, and dynamic learning experiences. Curriculum, adhering to Arizona state standards, is adopted transparently with opportunities for community feedback.
To nurture creativity, curiosity, and strategic thinking through dynamic learning experiences, PVSchools routinely evaluates curriculum resources and provides recommendations for curriculum adoptions.
Boulder Creek Elementary School is a Core Knowledge® school.
The "Core Knowledge" movement is an educational reform based on the premise that a grade-by-grade core of common learning is necessary to ensure a sound and fair elementary education.
Core Knowledge® programs are available at Boulder Creek Elementary School in the following subject areas:
- Language Arts: to improve reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills
- History and Geography: to expand knowledge of national and global history, and gain insight into civilizations and cultures around the world
- Science: to explore engineering, math, physical and earth sciences, and experience the process of scientific inquiry
The Core Knowledge Curriculum is continued at Mountain Trail Middle School.
To learn more about the core knowledge curriculum, please visit the Core Knowledge website.
AASA Results Info
Your child's AASA (Arizona's Academic Standards Assessment) results will be distributed after school begins in August.
AASA Results Early Pick-up Information
If parents of grades 3-6 would like their student's result early, a copy will be available for parent pick-up in mid-June at the Paradise Valley Unified School District office located at 15002 N. 32nd Street, Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Please call the Assessment Department at (602) 449-2016 in advance so staff can locate your student's copy. You will need identification verifying your relationship to the student.