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Gifted Programs in PVSchools

  • "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:

    Gifted Pathways Preschool-6th 

    Preschool for 4 year olds identified as gifted.

    Elementary 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. 


    In addition, gifted students may choose to enter our:

    K-12 International Baccalaureate program 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


    Contact Gifted Education

    Karen Monaghan
    Phone: 602-449-2112
    Email: kmonaghan@pvschools.net
    Deanna Shahverdian
    Phone: 602-449-2113
    Fax: 602-449-2163

Gifted Education at PVSchools

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