Gifted Education
Accelerated Learning Program, Gifted and Secondary Honors Program

The GPS Accelerated Learning Program (ALP) differs from the regular educational curriculum by providing breadth and depth through academic acceleration and relevant enrichment.

The elementary schools use the cluster and replacement models to serve gifted students in grades K-6. These programs comply with a legislative mandate requiring schools to provide services for academically-talented and ambitious students who need challenges beyond the regular classroom setting. Testing for eligibility is done periodically throughout the school year.
4th, 5th and 6th grade Self-contained Gifted Program is offered at Towne Meadows Elementary School. Click here for more information regarding GPS Self-contained Elementary Gifted Program. 
The junior high and high school Honors curriculum is designed to provide academic acceleration and enrichment for the able and ambitious student. Honors courses are offered in the following academic areas: English, laboratory science, math and at some schools, social studies. 

A 7th and 8th grade Gifted Talented and Creative (GTC) Program is offered at Highland Junior High School. Click here for more information regarding the GPS GTC Junior High Program.
Vision Statement
Gilbert Public Schools is a premier provider of services to Pre-K through Grade 12 students identified as gifted or twice-exceptional, using research-based instruction to address the needs of the whole child. 


To achieve this vision, GPS seeks to:
  • Address the social, emotional, cognitive, academic, physical, and kinesthetic needs of each gifted or twice-exceptional student.
  • Use state-of-the-art diagnosis and pre-assessment tools that enable teachers to provide a rigorous curriculum at an appropriate instructional level for each student, with options that allow differentiation, individualization and flexibility.
  • Address the specific needs of gifted, highly gifted, profoundly gifted and twice-exceptional students using hands-on and project-based learning and innovative use of technology.
  • Ensure appropriate training and professional development for teachers of gifted education students.
  • Provide mechanisms for effective communication between families and school professionals.

If you have further questions, please email Amber MacRobbie or call 480-545-2173.


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