BGHS Gifted Services


    IB Honors and Gifted Cohort - "School within a School" Model

    • Students in 9th and 10th grade are grouped together in Honors ELA, History, and Science courses
    • School Gifted Specialist/IB MYP Coordinator meets one-on-one with students to ensure unique academic and social/emotional needs are met
    • School Gifted Counselor and Gifted Specialist/IB MYP Coordinator provide students with an individualized pathway based on needs and interests

    Unique Courses and Opportunities at BGHS

    • Gifted Seminar H
    • Marketing, Software and Application Development, and Business Management
    • Psychology
    • Social & Cultural Anthropology
    • Theatre, Music, Art, Dance
    • Culinary Arts
    • Theory of Knowledge (TOK)

    Social Emotional Supports

    • Designated Gifted Specialist and Gifted Counselor who work with students all four years
    • Gold Days – Small group support throughout the year

    Other Unique Features

    • International Baccalaureate World School #01131
    • Sophomore Projects, Senior Institute, Take a Bite Out of High School – Middle School Program
    • Home of
      • Deer Valley Online Learning Program – Online teachers are here at BGHS and work with students in the remodeled flexible learning space in our library
      • DV Pathways (DVUSD Night School)
      • Avenue 27 (DVUSD CTE Culinary Arts Restaurant) 


    Qualifying Scores:

    Have a gifted identification score at the 80th percentile or higher on an Arizona State approved test in the areas of Verbal, Quantitative, and/or Nonverbal

    The next Gifted Identification Testing will take place in September 2022. Please contact Mrs. Murray if you would like to be tested.


    Campus Contacts


     Gifted Specialist and IB MYP Coordinator



    IB Coordinator



     Assistant Principal of Curriculum