• Welcome Incoming Freshman class of 2028! 

    Apply now for the gifted program:

    DVHS Gifted Application

    *Requires gifted identification score at the 94th percentile or higher in the Verbal, Quantitative, or Nonverbal areas

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  •         Skyhawk     

    Deer Valley High School

    Skyhawk Gifted Program        



    Gifted Cluster Model

    • Designated Gifted Counselor guides students through an individualized pathway based on needs and interests
    • Students are grouped together where possible in Honors, AP, and elective courses

    Courses for Gifted Learners

    • AP Human Geography for Freshman
    • Honors Biology for Freshman
    • English Language Arts 3-4 Honors 
    • Math grouping following the Gifted Cluster Model
    • Introducing AP Capstone


    -AP Seminar (10th or 11th)

    -AP Research (12th)

    -4 other exams with passing scores

    AP courses offered: Art 2D Design, Biology, Calculus AB, Calculus BC, Chemistry, Computer Science Principles, Computer Science A, Drawing, English Language and Composition, English Literature and Composition, Human Geography, Microeconomics, Music Theory, Physics 1: Algebra-based, Physics C: Electricity and Magnetism, Physics C: Mechanics, Spanish Language and Culture, US Government and Politics, and US History

    Social Emotional Supports Provided by Designated Gifted Counselor

    • Supports gifted students all four years
    • Guides students through an individualized pathway and offers program invitations based on interests

    Other Unique Features

    • Gifted students enter Scholars program sophomore year to learn about service, scholarship, leadership, personal and social-emotional development
    • Gifted and Scholars staff work with students throughout the year in large groups, small groups, and one-on-one towards student goals with mentoring
    • Students can earn an Associate’s Degree or complete AGEC (AZ General Education Requirements) through the most Dual Enrollment course offerings in DVUSD
    • eSports AIA competitive activity – teams compete against other high schools in Super Smash Bros. and Rocket League

     DVHS Gifted video

    Gifted Counselor: Miko.Price@dvusd.org 

    Gifted Specialists: Katie.Harkema@dvusd.org, Johnna.Everett@dvusd.org

    Assistant Principal of Curriculum: Paul.Roskelley@dvusd.org