Gifted Services
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    Advanced Options Open To All Learners

     

    Grades K-6

    • Flexible Math placement to allow students to work at the grade level and pace that best meets their needs and abilities

     

    Grades 7-12

    • Placement into Advanced Courses (grade 7-8) and Honors Courses 9-12
    • Flexible Math placement to allow students to work at the grade level and pace that best meets their needs and abilities

     


     

  • Deer Valley Online Academy Gifted Services

     

    Students are grouped together in Gifted Cluster or Gifted Cohort classrooms at all grade levels K-12. The online teachers are supported by our Gifted Specialists to ensure the individual, and unique needs of our gifted learners are met. 

    Our unique online model allows us to compact the curriculum allowing for more enrichment, student choice, & acceleration. Students are empowered to focus on the learning they are passionate about with integrated gifted focused, social & emotional support. Additional services include:

    • SPARK Enrichment Program - RTI Periods with Gifted Specialists to support student driven projects and Social & Emotional Support
    • Flexible Math placement to allow student to work at the grade level and pace that best meets their needs and abilities

     


     

  • Services for Gifted Identified Students in Grades K-6

     

    • Gifted Cluster or Gifted Cohort Placement
    • SPARK Enrichment Program with Gifted Specialists
    • Flexible Math placement to allow students to work at the grade level and pace that best meets their needs and abilities
    • Opportunities for student choice in learning activities and topics of study
  • Services for Gifted Identified Students in Grades 7-8

     

    • Fask Track Schedule - (Focus on 3 classes a quarter instead of 6)
    • Gifted Cluster or Gifted Cohort Placement into Advanced ELA Courses
    • SPARK Enrichment Program with Gifted Specialists
    • Flexible Math placement to allow students to work at the grade level and pace that best meets their needs and abilities
    • Take high school courses in middle school
    • Opportunities for student choice in learning activities and topics of study

     

  • Services for Gifted Identified Students in Grades 9-12

     

    • Fask Track Schedule - (Focus on condensed classes a term)
    • Gifted Cluster or Gifted Cohort Placement into Gifted, or Honors Courses
    • SPARK Enrichment Program with Gifted Specialists
    • Flexible Math placement to allow students to work at the grade level and pace that best meets their needs and abilities
    • Opportunities for student choice in learning activities and topics of study
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    Program Qualifications

    Test scores according to a state approved gifted identification assessment -

    • Verbal score of 95+
      • Homeroom placement in grades K-6 (Gifted Cluster or Cohort)
      • Humanities Courses (or any gifted elective course) in grades 7-12

     

    • Quantitative score of 95+
      • Homeroom placement in grades K-6 (Gifted Cluster or Cohort)
      • STEM Courses (or any gifted elective course) in grades 7-12

     

    • Nonverbal score of 95+
      • Homeroom placement in grades K-6 (Gifted Cluster or Cohort)
      • Any Gifted Elective/Enrichment Courses in grades 7-12

     

    Other placement considerations for in-district transfers -

    • Prior placement in any DVUSD gifted program or homeroom placement in grades K-6 (Gifted Cluster or Cohort)
    • Renaissance Program acceptance paperwork for placement in any gifted course or class K-12

     

Gifted Contacts

Mrs. Champion

Phone: 6024676518

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mrs. Champion

Counselor, Online Academy

Mr. Laningham

Phone: 6234453292

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

Mr. Laningham

Manager, Gifted & Advanced Academics

Online Academy