• Check out our WESD Gifted Summer School!

    We have 120 students, 6 teachers, and 4 weeks of fun learning about Nanoscience. We explored all things small from atoms and bacteria to tiny homes and Rube Goldberg machines. Thank you teachers for your engaging lessons and thank you students for being so excited to learn.


    • The Gifted Services Department is committed to providing gifted services to school-age students in the Washington Elementary School District, as required by ARS 15-779.01, 15-779.02, 15.779.03 and 15.779.04.

      This is accomplished by ensuring the students are appropriately identified; providing appropriate service in the area of qualification; including differentiation in content, process, product and environment; supporting student learning commensurate with ability; and aligning with the District's vision, mission, and values.

      The gifted department is responsible for contributing leadership and support to gifted programs District-wide by providing training, resources and information to teachers of gifted, principals and parents. 

  • Qualifying for Gifted Services

    Gifted students test in the 95th percentile or higher on Cognitive Ability Tests compared to same age peers. These learners typically comprise approximately 5% of the school population.

    Gifted Students' Needs

    Gifted students have unique educational needs for challenge and pacing. "Students with gifts and talents perform - or have the capability to perform - at higher levels compared to others of the same age, experience, and environment in one or more domains. They require modification(s) to their educational experience(s) to learn and realize their potential," according to the National Association for Gifted Children.



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  • Are you  NEW to GIFTED? Check out this overview...

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  • Check out the GLC website to see their projects and find more information about the program. 

  • Welcome Back! We look forward to the 2023-24 school year!

    Meet our gifted teachers...

Welcome Back Video

  • WESD Gifted 6th grade student Baneen Aljabari from Abraham Lincoln Traditional School explains giftedness in this video she created: