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PSAT Information
The PSAT/NMSQT will be given October 14th, starting at 8:20am. DV will be on a special late start schedule on this day. To register, go to the DV Bookstore to pay for your test, the testing fee is $15. Your receipt from the Bookstore and a photo ID will be required to check in on the day of the test.
If you do not have a photo ID you will not be admitted to the test.
Juniors begin registration: Monday, September 7th
Sophomores begin registration: Monday, September 14th
Freshmen and non-DV student begin registration: Monday, September 21st
All registration ENDS: October 2nd
If you have questions please contact Amanda Domino at
Click here for Login Explanations for:
Canvas/Online Grades-ParentVue/StudentVue
There is no longer a login for Parents or Students for the SchoolFusion site.
Parents will not receive daily announcements emails from SchoolFusion.

The District is undergoing a transfer to SchoolWires as the Webhost for all school websites.
This transition will take place Fall 2015.
 All communication now goes through Canvas and ParentVue/StudentVue.
Attention Students Accessing Canvas
Before you can access Canvas you MUST visit the library
on campus (or another desktop computer on campus, such as the business lab) to reset your password.
You CANNOT access Canvas at home until you have completed this.
Instructor: Kevin Willis - Dept. Head   

2015 Desert Vista Summer Math Academy

Desert Vista High School Math Department proudly offers another successful year of summer school!  The DV math department has offered summer school since 2000.  In the past, we have had as many as 450 4th through 10th graders take advantage of this opportunity per year.

This program has a threefold purpose:

  • Allowing students to move ahead in math, or into honors.  (Note: for the highly motivated student)
  • Remediating a student's math skills to help bring students up to grade level.
  • Sharpening a student's math skills by previewing a class for the next school year.

Students can use this summer program to better prepare for the AIMS test as well as satisfy the new four year math requirement.  Many universities require students to take at least Calculus and Statistics; both classes are offered at Desert Vista for our accelerated students.
Register early, space is limited.  Registration begins Jan 6, 2015 and runs through
May 22th.

To register, please download the flyer from the following link:

DV Summer Academies Flyer, 2015

Complete the flyer and return the bottom portion to the DV bookstore.


WHO: Current 4th-5th-6th-7th-8th-9th-10th graders

OFFERING: 6th Grade Math, PreAlgebra, LinearAlgebra, Algebra, and Honors Geometry and an Algebra 3-4 preview.

7:30am until 12:40pm for Algebra, Honors Geometry, and Algebra 3-4.
7:45am until 11:45pm for 6th, Pre-Algebra, Linear Algebra.

6 weeks (Monday through Friday) starting Wednesday, May 27, 2015 until Wednesday, July 1, 2015

COST:  Algebra 1-2, Honors Geometry:  $350
             All other classes:  $270
            NO Refund after May 30, 2014

WHERE: Classes are located at Desert Vista High School on Southeast corner of Liberty Lane/32nd Street (16440 E 32nd Street).

For more details contact Jeff Baluch at

Please put "Summer Math Academy" in the subject



In Grade 6, instructional time focuses on four critical areas: (1) connecting ratio and rate to whole number multiplication and division and using concepts of ratio and rate to solve problems; (2) completing understanding of division of fractions and extending the notion of number to the system of rational numbers, which includes negative numbers; (3) writing, interpreting, and using expressions and equations; and (4) developing understanding of statistical thinking.

In Grade 7, instructional time focuses on four critical areas: (1) developing understanding of and applying proportional relationships; (2) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers and working with expressions and linear equations; (3) solving problems involving scale drawings and informal geometric constructions, and working with two-and three-dimensional shapes to solve problems involving area, surface area, and volume; and (4) drawing inferences about populations based on samples. (Now called Pre-Algebra, formerly 7th grade math).

In Grade 8, instructional time focuses on three critical areas: (1) developing understanding of operations with rational numbers, formulating and reasoning about expressions and eqautions, including modeling an association in bivariate data with a linear equation, and solving linear equation and systems of linear equations; (2) grasping the concept of a function and using functions to describe quantitative relationships; (3) analyzing two- and three-dimensional space and figures using distance, angle, similarity, and congruence, and understanding and applying the Pythagorean theorem. (Now called Linear Algebra, formerly Pre-Algebra).

Algebra 1-2
Textbook: "ALGEBRA I"--9th Edition, Lial, Pearson, Addison-Wesley--2006;
Number systems, adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing integers, fractions, decimals, percents.  Real numbers and absolute value. Equations and inequalities. Graphing y=mx+b and slope.  Functions.  Probability, box plots, stem plots and statistics.  Semester 2: Systems of equations, polynomials, exponents, factoring, rational expressions and equations, radicals.  Quadratic equations, completing the square, and the quadratic formula.

Honors Geometry (Algebra throughout)
Textbook: "Geometry For Enjoyment and Challenge", Rhoad, McDougal--1991;
Logic (conditional, converse, inverse, contrapositive), definitions and proofs, angles, complementary and supplementary angles, midpoint, congruent triangles, parallel/perpendicular lines and related angles, slope, quadrilaterals, polygons. Semester 2: Similarity, Pythagorean theorem/Pythagorean triples, 30-60-90 and 45-45-90 triangles, trigonometry, circle angles and segments, planar area, surface area, and volume.  Coordinate geometry, locus, inequalities (Hinge), Crook and walk-around problems, transformations, probability in geometric contexts, simple matrices and matrix operations, nets, sequences.

Algebra 3-4
This course begins with a review of Algebra 1-2 topics and introduces the following new topics: matrices, complex numbers, exponential and logarithmic functions, conic sections, higher degree polynomial functions, sequences and series, and trigonometry.  This course or Honors Algebra 3-4, is required for students who are planning to attend most post-secondary institutions.

Last Updated: 1/27/15
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