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Gifted services at every school
There are two options for gifted kindergartners: placement in a gifted cluster class at any district elementary school or enrollment in the Self-contained program.
Schoolwide Cluster Grouping
Gifted students are grouped into designated gifted cluster classrooms at each grade level at every school and receive differentiated instruction in all content areas by gifted cluster teachers.
Honors classes for Grades 4 - 6
Content replacement and content enrichment in mathematics and / or language arts daily with a gifted specialist
Honors classes for Grades 7 & 8
All four content areas: mathematics, English, science, and social studies
Honors and Advanced Placement
For grades 9 - 12, plus honors online coursework
Gifted Education philosophy
Gifted program pathways PDF
Gifted program fliers PDF
Gifted Scope and Sequence
About the director PDF
Self-contained Gifted and
Talented Kindergarten program
These self-contained kindergarten classes are designed for high-achieving, gifted and talented students whose needs may not be met in a regular classroom.
Located at Desert Cove, Fireside, Desert Trails and North Ranch elementary schools
Self-contained Gifted program, 1-6
Serving highly and profoundly gifted students in grades
1 – 6. Now offered at five locations: Desert Cove Elementary, north of Shea Blvd., near State Route 51 and I-17; Desert Trails, just north of the 101 and SR 51, Sonoran Sky Elementary, Scottsdale and Thunderbird Rds.; North Ranch Elementary, near 64th Street, between Greenway and Bell Roads; and Fireside Elementary, in the Desert Ridge area.
Uniquely Gifted program, 1-6
twice-exceptional gifted students
• Grades K-6, located at North Ranch
• Grade 7-8, located at Vista Verde
Digital Learning Center,
Located at Sunrise Middle School, the Digital Learning Center is now accepting applications for students who are in, or will be in 7th- or 8th-grade in the new school year.
Nonverbal Honors Core
This program, located at Greenway Middle School, is tailored to meet the
needs of gifted students from many diverse cultural backgrounds.
Honors Academy of
Honors Academy of
Serving middle school gifted students, the two Honors Academies at Desert Shadows Middle School provide honors core classes (English, math, science, social studies) with an emphasis in world languages and pre-engineering.
IB Primary Years Program at Quail Run
Elementary School (grades K - 6) Read more
IB Middle Years Program at Vista Verde
Middle School (grades 7 - 8, continuing in grades 9-10 at North
Canyon ) Read more
IB at North Canyon High School
(grades 11 and 12) Read more
Digital Academy for
Advanced Placement Scholars
Program offers traditional high school life with extra challenge of a gifted curriculum with digital focus. Students enjoy the full range of extracurricular high school activities while being challenged in a program for gifted students interested in information technology.
Questions about Gifted programs in PV Schools?
View video presentation by Director Dr. Dina Bruiles from the Nov. 2012 parent meeting, discussing the full range of gifted services offered in PV Schools.
Classroom visits and observations
Please do not call schools regarding classroom visits and observations. Requests should be directed to the Gifted Education Services Department.
Contact Gifted Services