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  •  The Gifted Learning Center is a self-contained gifted program for students in grades K-6 @ Sahuaro Elementary School.

    If your child has at least one gifted score in the  95th percentile (gifted) and has a second score above the 90th percentile and a third score above the 80th percentile, he/she is eligible to apply for the K-6th grade Gifted Learning Center (GLC) at Sahuaro Elementary. 

    In this program, students receive instruction at their ability level instead of at grade level. Gifted students thrive in learning environments with faster-paced instruction, choice, project-based learning, and other high-ability gifted learners. 

    Application Link

    Applications for 2024-25 school year will open in February 12, 2024. Please check back with us then!


    Feb. 12, 2024: Applications for GLC open for 2024-2025

    March 14, 2024 Open House at Sahuaro Elementary 5:30-6:30pm

    April 1, 2024: Applications due ( including Videos, letters,Teacher recommendations) 

    April 19, 2024: Notification of acceptance to GLC

    Please apply using the Google form below. Complete one application per child. Each application will also need a teacher recommendation from a regular classroom teacher and a gifted teacher. Please send the link to both teachers.The applications will also require a letter about the student written by a parent (K-3) or by the student (4th-6th). A video with the student demonstrating something they are proud of is also needed for the application. If you do not know your child's gifted test scores, you may leave this section blank. Please contact rowe.vanmeter@wesdschools.org if you have questions or call 602-347-2651. 

    Gifted Learning Center Application (English)

    Gifted Learning Center Application (Spanish)

    Regular Classroom Teacher Recommendation Form

    Gifted Teacher Recommendation Form

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  • Congratulations to Mary Kate Testa- GLC teacher and now National Board Certified Teacher!

    We are proud of the expereinced, talented, caring teachers in the GLC.


  • GLC students learn about topics in a cross-curricular format. This is an example of a social studies and ELA project-based learning assignment they completed based on a study of Native American Culture. 

  • Photo Gallery- GLC students love learning!