Self-Contained Gifted Program, 4th-6th Grade
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Self-contained Gifted Program, 4th through 6th Grade

Self-contained Gifted Program, 4th, 5th and 6th Grade

The Self-contained Gifted Program provides an all-day differentiated learning experience addressing the individual needs of the highly gifted students. Students will be with other highly gifted peers for all core content areas (math, reading, writing, social studies and science). They will participate in special area instruction and are included in all grade level activities, field trips and lunch.
The Self-contained Gifted Program currently has a 4th, 5th, and 6th grade classroom at Towne Meadows Elementary School.
Qualifications for the Self-contained Gifted Program:
Scores (on a state-approved gifted test) of 97+ in two of the three areas: verbal, quantitative, and/or nonverbal area(s), with the third score being 85 or higher or an IQ score of 130+

Highlights of Self-Contained Gifted Program:

  • Project-based
  • Problem-based
  • STEM
  • Lego Robotics 
  • Socratic Questioning
  • Social Emotional Curriculum
  • Cross-curricular
  • Technology based 
  • Enrichment and Acceleration
  • Language Arts (instruction is offered using College of William & Mary curriculum from the Center For Gifted Education and Michael Clay Thompson) 

 Why students enjoy the SCG Program:


A recent project connecting to the story George Washington's Socks.  
 *Additional information regarding the project: 
project outline

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Towne Meadows Elementary School. 1101 N. Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234                     
Towne Meadows Website

Spring Tours:
Dates will be posted by January 2019.
*Program tours are designed to offer parents and students the opportunity to learn more about the program, visit the school and classrooms, and meet the teachers.  

School Grade Levels:
Currently, one classroom for 4th grade, one classroom for 5th grade, and one classroom for 6th grade 
Class Size: 25
Provided by GPS (might be regional bus stops)
Open House, Spring: 
Date will be posted by January 2019
*This event will allow for families to meet the teachers, view the campus and understand the curriculum.

Application for the 2018-19 school year:

Families interested in applying for the SCG Program must complete an online application. Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served bases for the 4th and 5th grade classroom. There is a waitlist for the 6th grade classroom. Please click HERE for the application.


Applications will be considered in the following order:
*Students who are siblings of students who are currently in the Self-contained Gifted Program or the GTC (Gifted Talented and Creative) Program at Highland Junior High School.
*Students residing in the Gilbert Public Schools boundaries or who are currently attending a Gilbert Public School.
*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 for the Self-contained Gifted Program if they meet District qualifications, as noted above. 

In addition to the application, please submit the following information to the Teaching and Learning Department at
  • A copy of your child’s most recent intellectual assessment results: Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) or other state of Arizona approved  assessment

 IQ tests administered by a licensed Psychologist/Psychiatrist
  • A copy of your child’s most recent standardized test scores (i.e. AzMERIT,  DIBELS)
  • A copy of your child’s most recent report card
  • 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 not be accepted until all forms have been submitted 


Siblings are welcome to attend Towne Meadows through the Open Enrollment process. Acceptance is contingent upon the campus’ capacity to provide all services needed by the sibling(s).

If you have further questions, please email Amber MacRobbie at or call 480-545-2173.
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