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DVUSD HS Programs for Gifted Students

Deer Valley offers a wide range of courses for students needing an academically rigorous environment in every grade level. We understand that this rigor meets the needs of many of our gifted learners, but we also know that gifted students may need a more enriching environment. This is currently available to our K-8 students in many of our gifted programs such as Bright Child Kindergarten, Gifted Cluster, Gifted Cohort, SAGE, SPARK, Renaissance, and Advanced Courses.

In addition, to a rigorous and enriching curriculum, more research is coming to light about gifted learners and the unique social and emotional needs this population has. It is important that our teachers are knowledgeable and have the tools needed to support these students. Deer Valley also understands that it is important to have gifted specific programs available to provide supports for this population of learners at all grade levels.

Deer Valley Gifted Services is currently working with all of our high schools to create and support programs that not only better meet the needs of our gifted learners but that also fit into the cultures of our individual campuses. All of our schools offer different gifted services and models, but all programs adhere to the gifted core areas listed on this website:

https://www.dvusd.org/Page/30529

If your child isn't identified gifted, and you would like to request testing that takes place the last two weeks in April 2020, please email SH Gifted Specialist at vicky.mead@dvusd.org by April 6th.