Junior High Gifted - GTC

GTC (Gifted, Talented and Creative) at Highland Junior High School

Gilbert Public Schools expanded gifted services for 7th and 8th graders through the GTC (Gifted, Talented and Creative) Program at Highland Junior High School by providing a differentiated learning experience addressing the individual needs of gifted students. The classrooms will offer enrichment experiences and a more rapid learning pace in an environment where curricula matches the gifted child's unique learning style. Their curiosity, creativity, intensities, sensitivities, and advanced learning styles will be embraced and appreciated by their teachers. A classroom of like-minded peers with teachers who understand and enjoy the gifted learner will result in a healthy atmosphere were a child can flourish intellectually, socially, and emotionally. Students will be with other gifted peers for the core subjects of language arts, social studies, math, and science.

ELIGIBILITY

  • A qualifying score on a state-approved gifted test of 97 or higher in one of the areas: Verbal, Quantitative, and/or Nonverbal OR
  • A qualifying score on a state-approved gifted test of 95 or higher in two of the three areas: Verbal, Quantitative, and/or Nonverbal OR
  • An IQ score on the state approved list for identification of gifted students of 128 or above


HIGHLIGHTS OF GTC

Academics

  • Cross-curricular experiences
  • Accommodating students learning styles
  • Students choose their electives
  • Depth and complexity
  • Project-based culminating projects

Teaching

  • Qualified teachers who have a gifted endorsement or provisional
  • Teachers will instruct the core content areas for 7th and 8th graders in the program    

Other Services/Opportunities at HJHS

  • Counselor
  • Social-emotional support for group and individuals 

About Highland Junior High School

  • A+ School
  • Exemplary performing arts/music
  • After school clubs include: Athletics Club, Best Buddies, Chess Club, Code Club, Drama Club, LEAGUE of Extraordinary Writers, National Junior Honor Society,] Student Council, Scrapbook Club, 3D Printing
  • Athletics include: Flag Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Basketball, Softball, Cross Country, Wrestling, Baseball, Track and Field, Cheer
  • Students who are currently in the gifted program at Highland Junior High School will transition to Highland High School. This decision was made due to the academic options and performing arts offerings
  • HJHS Address: 6915 E. Guadalupe Rd. Mesa, AZ 85212
  • 2018-19 regional bus stops will be located at Junior High Schools, High Schools, GCA, and Boulder Creek Elementary School

Transportation

  • Regional bus stops are available
  • Please select HERE for GTC regional bus stop information for the 2018-19 school year
  • Please select HERE for Gifted Cohort at HHS bus stop information for the 2018-19 school year 

     


2018-19 SCHOOL YEAR APPLICATION

Families interested in applying for the GTC Program must complete the online application here.

Applications are being accepted yet there is a waitlist.

Applications will be considered in the following order:
  1. Students who are siblings of students who are currently in the Self-contained Gifted  Program or GTC Program. 
  2. Students residing in the Gilbert Public Schools boundaries or who are currently attending a Gilbert Public School.
  3. Students who reside outside of the Gilbert Public Schools boundaries or who do not  currently attend a Gilbert Public School. 

Out of District Students Only: Out of district students are welcome to apply if they meet District qualifications, as noted above. In addition to the application, please submit the following information to the Gifted Department at amber.macrobbie@gilbertschools.net

  1. A copy of your child’s most recent intellectual assessment results: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) or other state of Arizona approved assessment
 or IQ tests administered by a licensed Psychologist/Psychiatrist
  2. Twice-exceptional students receiving special education or 504 services must attach: Copy of current IEP and most current special education evaluation report or copy of 504 plan.

Applications will be accepted upon completion and submission of all forms.

1. A copy of your child’s most recent intellectual assessment results: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) or other state of Arizona approved assessment
 or IQ tests administered by a licensed Psychologist/Psychiatrist
Twice-exceptional students receiving special education or 504 services must attach: Copy of current IEP and most current special education evaluation report or copy of 504 plan*Applications will be accepted upon completion and submission of all forms Siblings:Siblings are welcome to attend Highland Junior High School through the Open Enrollment process. Acceptance is contingent upon the campus' capacity to provide all services need by the sibling(s).

2018-2019 HJHS Forms and Documents

2018-19 Open Enrollment Form, 7th and 8th Grade
2018-19 7th Grade Electives Course Selection Form
2018-19 7th Grade Electives Course Description Documents
2018-19 8th Grade Electives Course Selection Form
2018-19 8th Grade Electives Course Description Documents

         
For further information, please contact Amber MacRobbie at (480) 545-2173 or email amber.macrobbie@gilbertschools.net
 
 

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