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  • The Flex Program is a gifted self-contained program for 7th and 8th graders located at Cholla Middle School. Gifted middle schoolers have the ability to spend the majority of their day with like-ability peers learning from gifted-endorsed teachers. The junior high core subjects of Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies are  taught using higher-level questioning and project-based learning. Students must qualify  and apply for the Flex Program in order to attend.

    Qualifications include: One score from a cognitive abilities test that is in the gifted range of the 95th percentile or above, a second score in the 90th percentile or higher, and a third score in the 80th percentile or higher. This ensures our gifted students learn with like-ability peers and are ready for fast-paced instruction and  higher-level critical thinking. 

    If you are interested in the Flex Program, please complete the Google form application on the WESD gifted website. If the application window is not open, you can contact rowe.vanmeter@wesdschools.org

  • Application Links

    We are now accepting applications for the 2023-24 school year. Each application will also need a teacher recommendation. Please send the link to a teacher who is familiar with your child and his or her abilities. The applications will also require a letter written by the student. 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. 

    FLEX Gifted Program 

    Teacher recommendation form (one required per student application for both GLC/ FLEX)

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  • FLEX according to the teachers and students...

  • Here are just some of the opportunities our FLEX students have participated in ths year:

    • Community Service at Saint Mary's Food Bank
    • Organizing School PEP rallies
    • Volunteering for Veteran's Day at Sahauro Elementary School
    • Field Trip to Arizona Broadway Theatre
    • Cross Curricular studies in ELA and Social Studies
    • CPR certification training provided for students
    • "Travel hop" project
    • Independent student projects in ELA, Math, Social Studies, and Science.


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  • Gifted Program Open House Recording

    March 23, 2022 

  • An ELA/Social Studies lesson in Ms. McKeever's FLEX Gifted class. Students are reading about sermons in history and wrote their own sermon entitled, "Sinners in the Hands of an Angry Teacher" from the point of view of a teacher whose students do not turn in their homework.