Educational opportunities in Chino Valley range from the pre-kindergarten program offered by Valley Learning Centers to advanced degrees from colleges and universities. Education in Chino Valley includes charter schools, private schools and public schools.
Chino Valley School District #51 manages four schools in Chino Valley. Students in this school system learn through a challenging, child-centered curriculum and have access to modern, Internet-accessible computer labs. Music, art and physical education classes are integrated into the core courses along with gifted education programs.
Del Rio Elementary has earned the title of an Arizona A+ School twice and is also recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence. Territorial Elementary has received a Highly Performing academic label and is an Arizona Benchmark School—one of only 20 schools in the state to earn this distinction.
Heritage Middle School serves approximately 750 students enrolled in the sixth, seventh and eighth grades. The school’s academic level is Performing Plus, and boasts award-winning band and choral programs. Additionally, two County Teachers of the Year and two Channel 3 Silver Apple Teacher award winners are on the HMS faculty.
Chino Valley High School offers a complete academic, vocational, arts and extracurricular program for its 800 ninth through 12th-grade students. The school has earned a Performing label and includes honors and vocational programs. Because of a partnership with Yavapai College, students have the opportunity to accumulate college credit while still in high school. The award- winning FFA program is active in national and state programs. CVHS has the highest graduation rate of any district school in Yavapai County.
Yavapai Community College is dedicated to student success, with a purpose of helping every student achieve his or her personal educational goal. The school is local, affordable and offers high-quality learning experiences. A variety of certificate and degree programs are available, and YCC has partnerships with many four-year schools. YCC boasts the state-of-the-art Agribusiness and Science Technology Center, which provides students with hands-on experience in high-tech facilities.
Other higher education opportunities can be found at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, which is a private institution. Northern Arizona University, partnered with Yavapai Community College, offers both undergraduate and graduate courses. Northcentral University is a 100 percent online university providing undergraduate and graduate degree programs.