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.

    What if… 

    • 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. 

    The multiage CGP classroom is designed for highly gifted learners that need a more rapid pace, with the opportunity for radical acceleration, as well as the enrichment opportunities.  The grouping strategies are defined by student need based on the learning continuum rather than grade level constructs. A community of learners is developed that supports the social and emotional needs of this unique learner. The thematic and project-based structures provide the learners a pathway that allows them to play an active role in their learning.


    Highly gifted students eligible to apply for CGP include submission of:

    • Cognitive abilities as indicated by one of the three below:
      1. 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)
      2. A combined score of the three areas of 284 or higher
      3. Demonstrate a Full-Scale IQ of 135 or higher on an Intelligence Test such as: Wechsler Intelligence Scale V (WISC-V) or the Stanford-Binet Intelligence Test given by a licensed psychologist or 97%ile in 2 areas with at least a 90%ile in the third (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.

  • CGP Tours

  • Applying for the CGP

  • If my child is accepted what do I do?

  • Do I need to apply each year to continue in CGP?

  • Transportation Support

CGP Schools


    School Grades
    Hopi Elementary School 5th 
    Kiva Elementary School Multi-age K/1st, 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th
    Redfield Elementary School Multi-age K/1st, 2nd/3rd, 4th/5th
    Tavan 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 - 2022-2023 Dates TBD