• Barry Goldwater Gifted Institute     Bulldogs


    Gifted Cluster Model

    • School Gifted Specialist & Gifted Counselor guide students through an individualized pathway based on needs and interests
    • Students grouped together as much as possible in Honors, AP, IB, and elective courses

    Courses for Gifted Learners

    • Theory of Knowledge (IB)
    • Psychology
    • Creative Writing
    • Architectural Drafting
    • Software and Application Development

    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 90th percentile or higher on an Arizona State approved test in the areas of Verbal, Quantitative, and/or Nonverbal


    Campus Contacts


    Gifted Counselor



     Gifted Specialist



     Assistant Principal of Curriculum

     For more information on our program, visit us at Future Freshman Night in November.