Performance Academy Overview

  • Gilbert Public School’s unique Performance Academy offers 4th - 8th grade athletes and performing arts students the opportunity to excel academically in a school environment, while accessing programs and training in the afternoons to take their achievements to the next level.

    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.
    • 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.

Performance Academy Announcements

  • 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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  • Information Night

    Save the Date - June 16, 2022, 5:00 pm  More details coming soon.

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Performance Academy Frequently Asked Questions

  • What paperwork do I need to provide in order to ensure that my child is qualified to attend the Performance Academy?

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

Performance Academy Application Steps

  • How to Apply

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

    Step 1: Complete and submit our Register Interest Form.

    Step 2:  Complete online open enrollment for either Mesquite Elementary (Grades 4-6) or South Valley Junior High (Grades 7-8).

    Step 3: You will receive a welcome packet to help you and your student prepare for the 2022-23 school year at the Performance Academy.

    For full details on how to enroll your student, please visit

Last Modified on May 17, 2022