Accepting Applications In March 2022!

  • The Washington Elementary School District provides services for all school-age students identified as gifted in verbal, quantitative, and/or non-verbal reasoning. The Flex Program is included in that continuum of services. What makes the Flex Program unique is that it is designed specifically for gifted 7th – 8th graders who are considered to be highly-gifted.

    Program Description: Coursework includes a language arts and social studies integrated block, advanced inquiry-based science course and higher level math classes. In addition, students design, investigate and create independent study projects based on individual interest.

    Program Philosophy: Every student deserves the appropriate educational opportunities to enable achievement commensurate with ability and to be challenged with the academic rigor they need. The end goal is to produce a self-directed, assertive, productive learner who is a contributing member of society. The necessary educational differentiation and opportunities to interact and work with peers provides these students with an appropriate, effective educational experience.



FLEX Gifted Program Application (7th-8th grade)

  •  If you have any questions please email or call 602-347-2651.


Entrance Criteria

    • At least 95% in one area of giftedness, plus 90% or higher in a second area, plus 80% or higher in a third area on a state approved gifted assessment
    • Completed application
    • Demonstration of the Habits of a Scholar

  • FLEX Application form 

    1) Letter from the student describing why they would like to join the Flex Program and how they exhibit the Habits of a Scholar
    2) A video showing one-three samples of student work

    3) Teacher recommendation (email link to teacher)

  • FLEX Application Timeline:

    March 1, 2022: Applications open

    March 23, 2022: Potential student shadow day at Cholla 

    (Contact if you are

    interested in a shadow day for your 6th grader)

    March 23, 2022: Parent info night (virtual) 6:00pm

    Completed Applications Due (online): April 16, 2022

    Notification of acceptance: May 6, 2022