Middle School Programs
Options Available for Gifted Middle School Students
Honors and advanced-level courses in mathematics and language arts are designed to provide a more rigorous curriculum and higher expectations for student performance.
Honors courses prepare students for high-school level honors and advanced placement courses. Instruction incorporates creative and productive thinking, problem-solving, critical thinking skills, research, personal development, and communication. Advanced math is one level ahead. Honors English, science and social studies are enriched and/or advanced at grade level. Check with individual middle schools for other courses that are provided.
Students may qualify for placement in an honors course by meeting district requirements for placement in the gifted program. In addition, a combination of previous success in the subject area, superior performance on related achievement tests, and/or recommendation by previous teachers of the subject may be considered. Verify program eligibility with the middle or high school of your choice. Refer to our Gifted Testing page if your student needs gifted scores.
Middle School-Exclusive Gifted Programs
- Honors Academies at Desert Shadows Middle School
- International Baccalaureate (IB) at Vista Verde Middle School
- Digital Learning Center (DLC) at Sunrise Middle School
- Journey at Mountain Trail Middle School