"Leading education expert Dr. James Delisle, in his new book, Dumbing Down America: The War On Our Nation's Brightest Young Minds (And What We Can Do To Fight Back) discusses designing educational services for gifted children. He writes, "Why not start with the best?: the gifted services provided by the Paradise Valley Unified School District (PVUSD) in Phoenix, Arizona.... If you are looking for a 'complete package' on how to serve gifted children, PVUSD is the Holy Grail you seek."
PV Schools offers gifted programs for students aged preschool through Grade 12.
Fall 2015-2016 Gifted & Talented Preschool comes to DESERT TRAILS ELEMENTARY
Preschool for 4 year olds identified as gifted.
Elementary programs include the Self-Contained Gifted and Talent program for grades K-6 and the Honors Program for grades 5-6,
Middle School students can participate in the Digital Learning Center located at Sunrise Middle School.
High School students can attend the Digital Academy for Advanced Placement Scholars at Shadow Mountain High School.
In addition, gifted students may choose to enter our K-12 International Baccalaureate program; attend the Center for Research in Science, Engineering and Math at Paradise Valley High School; or choose to create their own instructional emphasis in areas such as Engineering or World Languages.
Contact Gifted Education
602-449-2113 Jay Michi
602-449-2112 Karen Monaghan