There are many domains of giftedness. The domains include academic, spatial, the arts, athletics, leadership and creativity. In order to service students demonstrating these traits, a wide spectrum of programs, opportunities, extra curricular activities, and coursework must be available.
A student who scores at or above the ninety-seventh percentile, based upon national norms, on a test adopted by the State School Board, on one or more of the following areas: verbal reasoning, quantitative reasoning, and/or non-verbal reasoning is considered eligible for gifted services.
In Deer Valley
We offer a continuum of gifted education services to students. We place students scoring in the 95th percentile and up at all of our campuses, and some schools even offer different programs for students who score below that. The curriculum for gifted students is inclusive of many theories and strategies in order to meet the needs of the diverse learner. Commonalities among all programs and all grade levels include the emphasis of critical thinking strategies, content alignment and depth, research-based practices and materials, differentiated products and assessments, and acceleration of specific content pacing. Programs vary by school site, but the following list represents DVUSD programs.