• Welcome Incoming Freshman class of 2027! 

    Apply now for the gifted program:

    DVHS Gifted Application

    *Requires gifted identification score at the 90th percentile or higher in the Verbal, Quantitative, or Nonverbal areas

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  •         Skyhawk     

    Deer Valley High School

    Skyhawk Gifted Program        

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    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, Environmental Science, 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