Bright Child Kindergarten is now part of our Bright Beginnings Early Learning Programming as we expand our services beyond Kindergarten!
2022 Bright Beginnings Kindergarten & Renaissance
Open House / Information Nights
A Look Into The Classroom At Canyon Springs
A Look Into The Classroom at Highland Lakes
About Bright Beginnings Kindergarten:
Deer Valley USD Gifted Services is pleased to continue to offer our full-day, self-contained gifted kindergarten programs for the 2020-21 school year. Our Bright Beginnings Kindergarten program is offered at Canyon Springs STEM Academy, Highland Lakes School, and Las Brisas Gifted Academy. Bright Beginnings 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 world language enrichment in Spanish at both Canyon Springs & Highland Lakes, all in a smaller than average class size.
The program is designed for children who are identified as gifted or demonstrate gifted potential according to Deer Valley's Kindergarten Gifted Talent Screener. Although not part of the Renaissance Highly Gifted Academies, it is our goal that the Bright Beginnings Kindergarten program be an excellent foundation for students looking to apply for the Renaissance program or other unique gifted programs in the future.
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- Be age 5 by August 31st
- Students must test at or above the 90% percentile on a state-approved gifted identification test - or - Meet criteria according to DVUSD Gifted Screening Assessment (More information here)
Deer Valley's Gifted Talent Screening Assessment Webpage
If your child has gifted identification test scores at or above the 90% percentile on a state-approved test -
- Email your scores to email@example.com
- Once approved, you can proceed with registering at the school
If your child passed the Gifted Screening
- Register at any of our schools www.dvusd.org/registration
- Use the results letter (Nicknamed the "Golden Ticket") to verify gifted placement
- Bright Beginnings Kindergarten will take the first 20 qualified students
What the parents are saying:
"I want to take a moment to say how much my husband and I appreciate the Bright Child Kindergarten program at Highland Lakes. We have seen so much growth in Nora’s abilities over the past two months of kindergarten with Mrs. Wild. We are so excited to see how much she continues to grow over the rest of the school year. Huge kudos to Mrs. Wild for all of her efforts to help her students in transitioning to the kinder environment and for nurturing and challenging them! We appreciate all of the communication from her and DVUSD! It makes it really easy for us to be involved and help support her learning in and out of the classroom."