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Gifted Education

Laveen’s gifted education program provides services for students with superior intellect or advanced learning ability who require differentiated educational programs and/or services beyond those normally provided by the regular school program to achieve at levels commensurate with the child’s intellect and ability. Because not all gifted students are alike, program modifications for gifted students are sufficiently varied and flexible so as to provide challenging learning experiences and appropriate resources. The links below provide additional information about gifted education:

Frequently Asked Questions Gifted Services       Video Resources
Testing Gifted Scope & Sequence Gifted Resources

Gifted Education – Early Identification

The Laveen Elementary School District believes that early identification is important for the intellectual and emotional health of gifted children because it enables early intervention.  Consequently, the Governing Board of the Laveen Elementary School District has adopted a multifaceted approach to screening and identification. Students who exhibit gifted characteristics may be referred for gifted testing.  Copies of referral forms are available at all district schools and the district office. Gifted referral forms will be provided to all parents or guardians upon request.

Gifted services are provided at each school in the Laveen District. Laveen’s gifted program is designed to encourage excellence and optimal talent development among gifted students.  A variety of service options are provided to enhance the unique potentials of each gifted student.

Please contact the gifted education instructional coach on your campus for more information.

Laveen’s Gifted Education Team

  • Tamara Chaney, Gifted Instructional Coach at Vista del Sur
  • Shalane Harris, Gifted Instructional Coach at Estrella Foothills, Laveen Online Academy, Paseo Pointe and M.C. Cash
  • Allison Zuckerman, Gifted Instructional Coach at Trailside Point and Desert Meadows
  • Faye Uttech, Gifted Instructional Coach at Cheatham, Rogers Ranch, and Laveen