PVSchools has partnership with Challenger Space Center of Arizona

PVSchools announces a partnership with the Arizona Challenger Space Center/The Challenger Learning Center of Arizona at the Foothills Resource Center.

CSC of AZ brings its affiliations with NASA, Challenger National Learning Centers and the Smithsonian to partner with the Paradise Valley school district at the Foothills Resource Center, 17835 N. 44th Street, in Phoenix.

According to a press release, the site was chosen as the base location for CSC of AZ, which will provide educational services and programs to students throughout the district and surrounding communities, joining more than 40 centers worldwide as a venue to educate people of all ages.

The release described the affiliate of Challenger National, which is the organization created by surviving families of the Challenger Space Shuttle disaster as a tribute to the “brave pioneers and visionaries” for students to learn about the universe and the world.

“We are thrilled about our new collaboration with the Arizona Challenger Space Center. This exciting partnership will help us expand our STEAM/STEM education program and provide innovative and authentic learning opportunities for students, staff and the community for years to come,” said PVSchools Superintendent Dr. James P. Lee in a prepared statement.

“We have an 18-year history of advocating for and providing quality STEM education,” said Bob Rasmussen, CSC board member, in a prepared statement.

PVSchools offers various K-12 STEAM/STEM programs such as:

  • Center for Research, Engineering, Science, and Technology (CREST) program at Paradise Valley High School
  •  A fully-integrated STEAM program at Desert Shadows Elementary School
  • Elementary Pull-out STEM programs
  • Project Lead the Way at Desert Shadows Middle School, Explorer Middle School and Horizon High School
  • Career and Technical Education course at Horizon High School, North Canyon High School, Paradise Valley High School, Pinnacle High School and Shadow Mountain High School.

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