"Why not start with the best? The gifted services provided by the Paradise Valley Unified School District in Phoenix, Arizona... If you are looking for a 'complete package' on how to serve gifted children, PVUSD is the Holy Grail you seek."

- Leading education expert Dr. James Delisle on PVSchools Gifted Education in his book, Dumbing Down America.

PVSchools Offers Gifted Programs for Students Beginning in Preschool Through Grade 12


For 4-year-olds identified as gifted.


Programs include the Self-Contained Gifted program for grades K-6, Schoolwide Cluster Grouping Model for grades K-6 and the Honors Program for grades 4-6*.

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. 

Additional Programs Gifted Students May Choose to Enter

K-12 International Baccalaureate Programme

At Quail Run Elementary, Vista Verde Middle School, and North Canyon High School;

CREST - Center for Research in Engineering, Science, and Technology 

At Paradise Valley High School; or choose to create their own instructional emphasis in an area such as world languages.

*Programs and grade levels may vary by location.

Gifted Education at PVSchools