Gifted Education

PVschools offers a full range of gifted education services to students residing both inside and outside the district boundaries. The following programs are provided at every PV school:

Elementary schools

Cluster Grouping Model -  Grades 1 - 4 
Gifted students are grouped into designated gifted cluster classrooms at every school and receive differentiated instruction in all content areas by gifted cluster teachers.

Honors classes - Grades 4 - 6
Content replacement and content enrichment in mathematics and / or language arts daily with a gifted specialist

Self-contained Program - Grades 1 - 6
For high-achieving, highly-gifted students whose needs may not be met by regular gifted programs.

Middle schools

Honors and Advanced Level Courses in Mathematics and Language Arts

Digital Learning Center at Sunrise Middle School

Honors Academies at Desert Shadows Middle School

International Baccalaureate program at Vista Verde Middle School

Understanding the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Middle School Students
A presentation that was given at the Gifted program on January 20, 2016

High schools

Digital Academy for Advanced Placement Scholars at Shadow Mountain High School

CREST Center for Research in Engineering, Science and Technology

The International Baccalaureate Program at North Canyon High School

Additional information including a list of gifted programs, may be found at the district website.

Stay Informed



    Join us for the January Monthly Meeting and Educational Program. Our program will be an opportunity to meet in small groups with various PVSchools Cabinet members and new Directors, and to have open discussions.


    Join UPC and PVSchools Gifted Education Department for our January 25, 2017 seminar, Gifted in the Middle: Exploring the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Middle School Students


    Don't miss the February Monthly Meeting and Educational Program on February 15, 2017. Our program will address Middle School preparation and the transition to high school. It will be presented by Koni Withers, PVUSD Lead Counselor.


    Send in your membership form for 2016-17 today!

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