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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 your 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

  • What does a typical day in Flex look like?

    • Advanced English Language Arts with Ms. McKeever
    • Advanced Social Studies with Ms. McKeever
    • Advanced Science with Ms. Bland (7th) or Mr. Williams (8th)
    • Advanced Math (Algebra/ Geometry) with Ms. Dunham
    • Critical thinking
    • Problem-Based Learning
    • Higher-Level questioning
    • Working at a faster pace with like-ability learners
  • What is FLEX?

    Coursework includes:

    • Social Studies and Language Arts integrated
    • Advanced integrated Science block
    • Higher-level math content
  • Application Links

    We currently have a few spaces remaining in the FLEX program for the 2022-23 school year. We will continue to accept application throughout the summer and 2022-23 until the program is full. Please apply using the Google form below. Complete one application per child. 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 7th-8th grade in the 2022-23 school year

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

Meet the FLEX teachers

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