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 The Region has an AdvanceED accredited K-12 school district, a joint technical education district, prominent charter schools, and four higher education institutions that serve our community and labor force needs.

The Humboldt Unified School District (HUSD) is proud to be the largest school district in Yavapai County serving over 5,700 students.  HUSD is comprised of ten (10) schools (one high school, two middle schools, one K-8 school, five K-6 schools, and one pre-school) and is one of Prescott Valley’s leading employers with over 600 teachers and staff.  To learn more about HUSD

A.A.E.C. Arizona Agribusiness & Equine Center Early College High School

Earn your high school diploma and college associate’s degree at the same time. In a unique partnership with Yavapai College, our students begin co-enrollment as soon as the 9th grade. Classes on our campus offer rigorous college preparatory curriculum and enable qualified secondary students to earn college transferable credits towards their Associates Degree while completing work for their high school diploma. We offer small class sizes, along with a teaching staff that is masters in their field. The Arizona Agribusiness and Equine Center (A.A.E.C.) continues to offer outstanding instruction in the sciences for students interested in careers in biotechnology, veterinarian studies equine science and agriculture-related fields. Our Chemistry and Biology classes are ahead of the field and career oriented. A.A.E.C. teaches the Arizona State Standards in all core curricula and is accredited by the North Central Associations of Schools and Colleges.


Yavapai College

The main campus is located in Prescott, with satellite campuses in Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, and the Verde Valley. The College offers Associate Degrees, University Transfer, Professional and Technical Programs, Senior Citizen Programs, and Professional Development with more than 75 areas of study.  It also has a Career and Technical Education Center (CTEC) which is a state-of-the-art facility.  CTEC provides students a hands-on training and is ready and waiting to help local businesses with their training needs.

Prescott College

This is a private college for the study of Liberal Arts and the Environment offering undergraduate and graduate degrees through a Resident Degree Program, an Adult Degree Program, and a Native American Program that integrates language and culture into a field of study.

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

ERAU is the world’s largest university specializing in Aviation and Aerospace Education. Over 1,500 students at the Prescott campus seek Bachelor’s Degrees in areas that include aeronautical science (flight); aerospace, electrical and computer engineering; computer science; aerospace studies; coding/cybersecurity; and science, technology and globalization, an interdisciplinary major for the global work environment.

Northern Arizona University – Yavapai 

Northern Arizona University – Yavapai provides an affordable high-quality college education at an accelerated pace, allowing students to earn a degree in a little as three years and prepare for employment or graduate education. Bachelor and Master Degrees are offered locally in partnership with Northern Arizona University based in Flagstaff.


Mountain Institute – Joint Technical Education District

Mountain Institute JTED offers a range of Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses for Western Yavapai County students concurrently attending high school or enrolled in GED courses up to the age of 22. Their purpose is to provide students with the skills they will need to enter the workforce after high school or college graduation. Students can earn industry certifications and licenses in their chosen career field, and also earn college cred­its.

Mountain Institute boosts our community, schools, and employers with important tangible benefits:

  • Higher graduation rates
  • Graduates enter the workforce with skills that eliminate the need for costly on-the-job training
  • JTED funding helps increase CTE capacity at member schools
  • Area businesses can hire well-trained professionals with ties to our local community

Mountain Institute serves High School eligible students in Western Yavapai County, including Public, Private, Charter, Home School, Online, and Accommodation School students, plus those enrolled in GED courses up to the age of 22.