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

Highlights

  • TEACHER-STAFF APPRECIATION AWARDS

    Parents and students are invited to nominate a PVUSD teacher or staff member who has gone above and beyond for students. Nominations must be received by March 7, 2017.

  • LINC IS BACK!

    Save the date for UPC's annual LINC event, Tuesday February 28th 6-8 pm at Dave & Buster's Desert Ridge

  • FEBRUARY MONTHLY MEETING

    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.

  • MARCH GIFTED SEMINAR

    Join UPC and PVSchools Gifted Education and Special Education Departments for our March 29 Parent Seminar

  • CALLING ALL UPC REPRESENTATIVES!

    Send in your membership form for 2016-17 today!

  • MARCH MONTHLY MEETING AND EDUCATIONAL PROGRAM

    Don't miss next month's March General meeting on March 22, 2017. Our program will discuss the Truth About Vaping, presented by Shane Watson of notMYkid.

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