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 develop academic and personal/social skills
    • 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, Graphic Design, Software and Application Development, and Business Management
    • Psychology
    • Theatre, Music, Art, Dance
    • Culinary Arts
    • Theory of Knowledge (TOK)
    • Law Enforcement
    • Sports Medicine
    • Education Professions
    • AP and Dual Enrollment offerings

    Personal/Social Skills

    • 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

    If you are interested in gifted identification testing, please contact Ali Murray (ali.murray@dvusd.org).

    Campus Contacts


     Gifted Specialist



    IB Coordinator



     Assistant Principal of Curriculum