Gifted & Talented

Our gifted and talented program provides appropriate services for students who will benefit from the opportunity of learning at greater depth and acceleration than their peers. Our program is designed to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented students who are not typically provided for in the regular school program.

What Does Gifted & Talented Mean?

We define a gifted and talented student as a child or youth who displays superior intellect or advanced learning ability when compared to others of the same age, experience, or environment. These individuals will show evidence of high achievement capability in such areas as intellectual, academic, creative, artistic, leadership, or in specific academic fields.


To qualify for the gifted and talented program, students must

  • score within the top percentile of a cognitive test; and
  • provide recommendations from teachers, family members, or community leaders.

Gifted & Talented Classes

Students attend a special class where they participate in art and STEM activities designed to enhance their talents. Students also participate in the annual Arizona Science Fair, and when possible, monthly field trips.