Dual Enrollment

Browse through the following slideshow to read about PVSchools students' positive experiences in the dual enrollment program through Rio Salado College:

PVUSD Dual Enrollment Application - New Students

Begin the Dual Enrollment Application

Dual Enrollment Tuition Assistance Available - DE Students Must Apply Each Year

The Dual Enrollment Maricopa Grant Application/Tuition Assistance for the 2021-2022 school year is now available. Approved applications will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis up to 9 credits ($780) for the school year.

All Tuition Assistance applicants must be fully admitted to Rio Salado College prior to applying for assistance.

Application Priority Deadline is May 31, 2021

All applications must include:

  • Signatures of both student and parent

  • Contact information for student and parent/guardian

  • Copy of 2020 federal tax form 1040 (no tax extensions considered) OR Award letter of household member’s participation in any of the following benefits programs: (Free or Reduced Lunch, Supplemental Social Security, Food Stamps, TANF, WIC or AHCCCS).

Dual Enrollment Tuition Assistance Application 

***If you encounter difficulties with the e-form please call the Rio Salado Dual Enrollment Office, at 480-517-8080

Dual Enrollment General Information

High school students at PVSchools have the opportunity to get a head start on college through our Dual Enrollment programs. Dual Enrollment is a program that allows students to earn high school and college credit at the same time. In some cases, students can have an associates degree by the time they finish high school (example: 6 Horizon High School Seniors Earn AA Degree from Rio Salado College).

Dual Enrollment can not only save students time, it can also save money on college tuition and textbooks. 

Our Dual Enrollment courses are offered through Rio Salado College in Tempe, and are offered online. More than 40 universities accept this pathway to entry.

For more information on Dual Enrollment, explore the offerings at our high schools by clicking the links on the right, visit the Rio Salado site, or speak to your guidance counselor at your school.

Paradise Valley High Schools Dual Enrollment Contacts

Horizon High School


Chase Bennett, Counselor – chbennett@pvschools.net
Phone: (602) 449-6000
View the Horizon-Rio Salado Course List

North Canyon High School


Sam Costanzo, Counselor – scostanzo@pvschools.net
Phone: (602) 449-5000
Download the North Canyon-Rio Salado Course List PDF

Paradise Valley High School


Jackie Strickling, Counselor – jstrickling@pvschools.net
Phone: (602) 449-7000
Download the Paradise Valley High-Rio Salado Course List PDF

Pinnacle High School


Chrissy King, Counselor – cking@pvschools.net
Phone: (602) 449-4000
Download the Pinnacle-Rio Salado Course List PDF

Shadow Mountain High School


Shawn Webster – swebster@pvschools.net
Phone: (602) 449-3076 or Fax: (602) 449-3000
Download the Shadow Mountain-Rio Salado Course List PDF



Betsy Mays, Coordinator – bmays@pvschools.net
Phone: (602) 449-2450
Download the PVOnline-Rio Salado Course List PDF