Comprehensive Gifted Program (CGP) Information
The Comprehensive Gifted Program (CGP) is designed to provide highly gifted, elementary and middle school students, who possess advanced intellectual, academic, talent or creative capabilities with unique educational opportunities. The CGP program is founded on thematic interdisciplinary studies, academic rigor, critical and creative thinking. It is the goal of the CGP to provide a comprehensive program that is responsive to the unique academic, creative, social and emotional needs of the precocious gifted child.
SUSD is excited to announce our RE-Imagined Elementary Comprehensive Gifted Program.
- asynchrony was seen as an asset not a liability
- learning was personalized to the learner
- project based learning was the norm not the exception
- mastery of standards drove learning not “grade level” curriculum
- learners weren’t required to wait
Hallmarks of the Re-Imagined Program
- Asynchrony as STRENGTH
- Project/Problem-Based Instruction as the NORM
- Continuum-Based Instruction with a Focus on the LEARNER
- Focus on Learner POTENTIAL
- PERSONALIZED approach to learning
- Portfolios and Self Evaluation build AUTHENTIC Assessment
- Student as ARCHITECT of learning
Multiage classrooms of students in Kindergarten and 1st grade, 2nd and 3rd grade in 2021-2022 with 4th and 5th grade transitioning 2022-2023.
Highly gifted students eligible to apply for CGP include submission of:
- Cognitive abilities as indicated by one of the three below:
- Score in the 97th percentile or higher in two or more areas (verbal, quantitative or non-verbal) and a 90th percentile or higher in the third area on a state-approved test such as the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT)
- A combined score of the three areas of 284 or higher
- Demonstrate a Full-Scale IQ of 135 or higher on an Intelligence Test such as: Weschler Intelligence Scale V (WISC-V) or the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test given by a licensed psychologist or on two or more areas (verbal, quantitative or non-verbal)
- Advanced academic achievement measured by District or state assessments in both English Language Arts and Mathematics
- Recent Report Card, if available.
- Strong teacher recommendation as indicated by a teacher completing and submitting a gifted characteristic proﬁle. This information is confidential and should be submitted directly to the Gifted Specialist in a sealed and signed envelope. Other factors may be considered such as Principal recommendations or other impact factors.
- Handwritten Student Application letter requesting placement in the CGP. Optional for students in kindergarten. Address it to the CGP Admission Committee.
Work with your home school’s Gifted Enrichment Specialist to gather and complete the CGP components. The Specialist will submit the completed application to the District Gifted and Accelerated Learning department. All applications are considered based on a first come, first serve basis.
Applications for 1st-8th grade are now being accepted.
Complete applications may be submitted to the gifted department in person or via email. Applications will be reviewed at the end of each month. Incomplete applications will not be reviewed.
The first month of applications, October 7-November 4, is for application to the program for your home school only. All other applications will be held until the second month for review.
School Grades Hopi Elementary School Multi-age 2nd/3rd , 4th, & 5th Kiva Elementary School Multi-age K-1st, 2nd/3rd , 4th & 5th Redfield Elementary School Multi-age K-1st, 2nd/3rd , 4th & 5th Desert Canyon Middle School 6th-8th Ingleside Middle School 6th-8th Mohave Middle School 6th-8th
CGP Tour Dates - TBD