Gifted Programs

"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


For 4-year-olds identified as gifted.

Explore the Gifted/Talented Preschool Program

Elementary School Programs

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.

Explore Gifted Elementary Programs


Learn About Self Contained Kindergarten


Explore Self Contained Grade 1-6 Programs

Middle School

Students can participate in the Digital Learning Center (DLC) located at Sunrise Middle School, or Journey located at Mountain Trail Middle School.

Learn More About Journey


Learn More About the DLC


Explore All Gifted Middle School Programs

High School

Students can attend the Digital Academy for Advanced Placement Scholars at Shadow Mountain High School.

Explore Gifted High School Programs

Additional Programming:

K-12 International Baccalaureate Programme

At Quail Run Elementary, Vista Verde Middle School, and North Canyon High School.

Learn More About IB

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.

Learn More About CREST

Gifted Education at PVSchools