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Welcome to South Valley Performance Academy

  • Our South Valley Performance Academy students have access to the full junior high experience, both academically and socially, attending class with their peers in the morning, accessing honors courses and electives, taught by certified, highly qualified GPS teachers.  Students then attend a training or performing arts facility of their choice in the afternoon.

    Benefits include:

    • Personalized support
    • Access to a wide range of academic opportunities
    • Attend class with their 7th and 8th-grade peers
    • Flexible schedule allowing for training in the PM
    • Socialization with other students
    • Access to clubs and extracurricular activities
    • Mentor program
    • Transportation can be requested to a select number of facilities within our school district boundaries.  View the list of facilities


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How to Enroll in the Performance Academy

  • Please complete Gilbert Public Schools online enrollment for either Mesquite Elementary (Grades 4-6) or South Valley Junior High (Grades 7-8).  

    When you reach the Student Enrollment Section of the application, please select Performance Academy in the 'Enrollment Grade' drop-down and either Mesquite Elementary or South Valley Junior High in the 'School Requested' drop-down.

    If you are an existing GPS student, then you can proceed to online enrollment by clicking "Existing GPS Family Registration" on our Enrollment Page and logging into your Infinite Campus account to complete the online open enrollment process.

    For full details on how to enroll your student, please visit www.gilbertschools.net/enroll

Performance Academy Frequently Asked Questions

  • How do we enroll in the Performance Academy?

  • What qualifies my child to be a part of the Performance Academy?

  • What is the schedule for Performance Academy at Mesquite Elementary and South Valley Junior High?

  • Will transportation be provided?

  • Can I schedule a tour at Mesquite Elementary or South Valley Junior High?

  • What is the GPS school calendar for 2023/24?

  • Can a Performance Academy student attend their morning classes and then be picked up by their parent to attend an athletics or performing arts program of their choice?

  • Can Junior High Performance Academy students take part in Junior High athletics?

  • What if I live outside of GPS boundaries, can we apply to be a part of the Performance Academy at Mesquite or South Valley?