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    About Bright Child:

    Deer Valley USD Gifted Services is pleased to continue to offer our full day, self-contained gifted kindergarten programs for the 2017-18 school year. Our Bright Child Kindergarten, offered at Canyon Springs & Highland Lakes Schools is expanding to Norterra Canyon School this year! Bright CHild Kindergarten is taught by an experienced, Highly Qualified, and Gifted Endorsed teacher. The program has all of our standard Deer Valley curriculum as well as supplemental gifted and advanced materials, STEM content integration (at Canyon Springs), as well as weekly Spanish language enrichment (at Canyon Springs), all in a smaller than average class size.

     

    The program is designed for children who have already completed a year of preschool or prekindergarten and who are functioning well above their similar age peers. Although not part of the Renaissance Highly Gifted Academies, it is our goal that the Bright Child Kindergarten program be an excellent foundation for students looking to apply for the Renaissance program in first grade or continue on into first grade functioning at a high academic level.

     

     Information Nights

     
     
     December 8th
    from 5:00 - 6 PM
    January 26th
    from 5:30 - 6:30 PM
     Feb. 2, 2017
    from 5:00 - 6 PM
     
    Information Nights are held at each school
     
     

    Process

     Testing

       1. Enroll at one of the three schools or open enroll to one (online here).

           (If you live in the school's boundaries you can enroll. If you do not, you will need to apply for open enrollment.)
     

        2. Entry Criteria and Applying:

    All incoming Kindergarteners, who are enrolled at one of the three schools, will be contacted by the school to set up a date and time for academic screening regardless of interest in the Bright Child Kindergarten program. Children can qualify for the Bright Child program based on this screening or on outside gifted identification results. 
     
    • If you have gifted identification results that meet the criteria - Complete and send in the application (with results attached). You will be notified shortly thereafter on placement. 
                - This means you have had your child privately tested.
     
                   (Private testing information flyer)
     
                - You are first in for placements. However, we still ask you to attend academic screening
                   to best group your child within class.
     
               - or -
     
    • If you are going to apply based on academic screening - Make sure your child attends on of the academic screenings that are posted below.
                - All incoming Kindergarteners, who are enrolled, will be contacted by the school to set up a date and time.
     
                - After the screening occurs, if your child qualifies for the Bright Child program,
                     you will be contacted and asked to apply.
     
    •  If you have questions about the screening, please contact the schools.
     

      Academic Screening Dates 2017

    Testing
     

    School & Testing Dates:

     Canyon Springs
     
    Sign Up for CS Screening here: 

    Dates are:

    May 23 - 3:30-5:30
    (for Round 2)
     
    July 27- 9:00-12:00
    and
    July 31- 9:00-12:00
    (for Round 3)
     
    Parents of students who score high enough on the academic screening will receive an email the following week inviting them to apply for the program.
     
     
     
    Highland Lakes  

    May 5th

     
     Parents of students who score high enough on the academic screening on May 5th will receive an email the following week inviting them to apply for the program.
     
     
     
     
     
    Norterra  

    May 5th

     
     
      Parents of students who score high enough on the academic screening on May 5th will receive an email the following week inviting them to apply for the program.
     
     

    Application for the 2017-18 School Year

     New!
     Application
     
    Bright Child Application (PDF)  
     
     
     
     
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