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Desert Vista

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  • Earn an Associate in Arts (AA) or Arizona General Education Certificate (AGEC A) at Desert Vista.

    Rio Salado dual enrollment allows students the opportunity to earn college credit for specific college-level courses taught at Desert Vista during regular school hours.  Seniors, juniors, qualified sophomores and freshmen taking dual enrollment classes are eligible to enroll.

    2016-17 Rio Salado Registration Information 
    Registration Information: 
    1. Students will receive registration fliers from their teachers during the first week of the semester

    2. Students follow the registration steps on the flier, print the registration packet, obtain the required signatures, attach necessary documentation (students who have never taken a course for Rio credit only) and bring to each Rio teacher for their review
    3. Please make sure you have done the following: 
      • Registered for correct course/section 
      • Registered for both semesters of your course (they only pay for one now) 
      • Have both student and parent signatures 
      • Students who have never taken a course for Rio credit must register as a new student and attach a copy of one of the following: 
        • Birth Certificate and photo ID 
        • A Valid U.S. Passport 
        • Valid Driver’s License 
        • Valid “Residency Card” if Permanent Resident 
    Due Dates: 
    Spring 2017 Registration--
    We have a new Rio Representative: 
    Jake Hall will be available in the Counseling Office during both lunches on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting January 10 through January 17 to college registration materials and answer questions.

DV Dual Enrollment Flyer

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DV Dual Enrollment Contact & Resources

  • Desert Vista - Rio Liaisons 2016-17:
    Desert Vista Counseling Department  
    Registration contact:
    For advisement (class choices, degrees, etc.):
    Students will see their assigned counselor.
    Counseling Office
    Phone: (480) 706-7944

    Rio Salado Dual Enrollment Department: (480) 517-8080

    Cashier's Office:
    Phone: (480) 517-8334
    Fax: (480) 517-8359

    Financial Aid Dept: 
    Cindy Hall
    Phone: (480) 517-8311
    Joshua Watson
    Phone: (480) 517-8322

    Desert Vista Course List
    Click on the link above to see which classes are offered for dual enrollment.

    Registration Link:
    Rio's dual enrollment is a combination of online and paper. You will input demographic data and select courses online. When you are done, print, sign, attach payment info and Prop 300 residency documentation. Students who have already taken a course and received dual credit do not need to enter all the demographic information or attach the Prop 300 residency documentation.

    Placement Testing Link: 
    All first time math students, students taking ENG101, and freshmen/sophomores who have not taken the 10th grade AIMS Reading or the PSAT must take a placement test.
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