Kyrene Gifted Programs
Gifted services available at all schools
We believe that a gifted students’ potential requires differentiated instruction and have developed strategies to provide instruction integrated throughout the school day. The District is excited to offer choices for gifted students. Key features of gifted services include:
- Continuum of services across K-8 aligned with National Association of Gifted Children (NAGC) standards
- Gifted certified teacher at every elementary school providing resource services and consulting with classroom teacher
- GATE facilitators at every middle school teaching GATE courses, developing GATE curriculum, and providing professional
development for GATE teachers
- High expectations for all gifted learners as evidenced in relevant and challenging activities that enhance critical thinking,
creativity, and problem solving
- Ongoing use of multiple approaches to accelerate and extend learning
- Digital learning to support differentiation
- Ongoing use of multiple alternative approaches to accelerated learning
- Before and after school enrichment activities: Chess clubs, Robotics, Odyssey of the Mind, and more.
Which schools provide gifted services?
All Kyrene schools offer gifted services to address the natural abilities of students who require differentiated instructional programming throughout the school day. Services provide interaction with other gifted learners, accelerated pacing in core classes, and designed to enhance critical thinking, creativity and problem solving.