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The mission of the Paradise Valley Unified School District is to cultivate, lead and inspire world-class, innovative thinkers and expert communicators through a focus on the relationship between educator and student built around challenging, meaningful and engaging curriculum.
PV Schools supports the philosophy that giftedness denotes the possession and use of untrained natural abilities (Gagne). We believe that gifted students’ natural abilities translate to educational needs that require differentiated instructional programming as an integrated part of their regular school day.
PVUSD defines gifted students as those children of lawful school age who show, or have the potential for showing, an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression (National Association for Gifted Children). In accordance with the AZ State Mandate for Gifted Education, gifted education services are offered to all students who score at or above the 97th percentile on a verbal, quantitative, and/or nonverbal battery of a test included on the Arizona State-Approved Gifted Test List.
PVUSD defines gifted education as services and coursework that provide extended learning opportunities focused on the cognitive and affective needs of gifted students. Gifted Education services in PVUSD are inclusive of all school populations and student demographics, and consist of integrated, differentiated learning experiences provided during the regular school day. The array of gifted education services in PVUSD incorporates and addresses:
Site-based enrichment provided within the school day varies at the different sites.
Site-based after school enrichment varies at the different sites.
Scope and Sequence (currently in committee for update)