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Performance Academy Announcements

  • You are invited!  Our next Family Information Night for the Gilbert Public Schools Performance Academy, in partnership with Legacy Sports USA will be on Wednesday July 13, 2022!

    This is a unique program designed for students in 4th - 8th grade to learn and thrive with a flexible, supported academic schedule at A-rated Gilbert Public Schools Mesquite Elementary and South Valley Junior High in the morning, and a customized athletic training and skill-building schedule in the afternoon at Bell Bank Park in Mesa, with a wide range of sports programs offered.  Students gain access to a wide range of academic and social activities, accelerated academics, extracurricular programs, clubs and electives, while taking their athletics to the next level at Bell Bank Park powered by Legacy Sports USA, a premier athletic facility.  Transportation provided.

    Students do not have to live within Gilbert Public Schools boundaries to attend the Performance Academy.

    Next Family Information Night, Wednesday July 13, 2022

    Fieldhouse C, Bell Bank Park - 1 Legacy Drive, Mesa, AZ, 85212

    6:00 - 6:30 pm - Welcome and Presentations

    6:30 - 8:00 pm - Tours of Bell Bank Park. Learn all about Mesquite Elementary and South Valley Junior High, view example schedules, find out about Tax Credit options, Tour the Facility, meet Legacy Sport Directors and learn about sports offered by Legacy as part of this program.

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  • Register Your Interest

    Please complete this brief form to register your interest in learning more about the Performance Academy for the 2022/23 school year.

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  • Our Performance Academy is for 4th - 8th grade athletes and performing arts students.  The program supports students to excel academically in a school environment in the mornings and access training and programs in the afternoons so they can take their achievements to the next level.  Students have the choice of accessing their own training or performing arts facility in the afternoons or being part of the Legacy Sports USA Sports Enrichment Program at Bell Bank Park.

    Why Choose The Performance Academy?

    • Designed to meet the needs of athletes and performing arts students who want to excel academically.
    • Students attend school in the morning and their training or program facility after lunch.
    • Access to a wide range of academic and social school experiences alongside peers at Mesquite Elementary and South Valley Junior High, both A-Rated (Department of Education), A+ Schools of Excellence (Arizona Educational Foundation).
    • Access to accelerated academic opportunities, extra-curricular clubs and programs, and electives.
    • Access to the Sports Enrichment Program at Bell Bank Park with Legacy Sports USA.
    • Option to access the Performance Academy schedule and select students' own gym or performing arts facility.
    • Mentorship and personalized support.


    Academic and Performance Excellence for 4th-8th Grade Students

    Grades 4-6 are offered at Mesquite Elementary.

    Grades 7-8 are offered at South Valley Junior High.

Welcome to Mesquite Elementary Performance Academy

  • Our 4th - 6th-grade Performance Academy students are in school every morning and then transported directly to their training or performance facility for the afternoon.

    Certified, highly qualified GPS teachers utilize the Summit Learning Platform with the students to allow for individualized learning experiences and direct support from teachers and other students. Students are supported to work at their own pace with daily classroom teaching and group work. Weekly mentoring sessions ensure student success.

    Benefits include:

    • Personalized learning
    • Opportunities for acceleration
    • Flexible schedule
    • Socialization with students
    • Elective offerings
    • Mentor program
    • Collaborative project work


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Performance Academy Parent Resources

Performance Academy Application Steps

  • We are now accepting applications to join our Performance Academy at Mesquite Elementary and South Valley Junior High for the 2022/23 school year.

    If you are not ready to enroll but would like more information or have questions, please complete our Register Interest Form.

    Ready to enroll?

    Complete online open 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.

    Please note this is a non-boundaried program, so your student does not need to live within the boundaries of either of these schools or within Gilbert Public Schools boundaries to attend the Performance Academy.

    Please note:

    • If you are registering for the partner Sports Enrichment Program through Legacy Sports USA, please complete registration with their facility in order to finalize your enrollment.  Visit their website for more details.


    Request More Information


    Enroll - GPS Performance Academy


    Register - Legacy Sports Enrichment Program

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 2022/23?

  • 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?

  • What sports are offered as part of the Legacy Sports USA program at Bell Bank Park?

  • What does the afternoon schedule at Legacy Sports USA / Bell Bank Park include?

  • What transportation is offered for Performance Academy students enrolled in Legacy Sports USA sports enrichment programs?

  • Are there costs to attend the Performance Academy?

  • Is Tax Credit available?

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