Performance Academy Overview
Gilbert Public School's unique Performance Academy program (4–8 grades), hosted at Mesquite Elementary, allows students involved in elite athletics or performing arts to experience everything a school has to offer, while still maintaining their training and competitive schedule.
The Summit Learning Platform and GPS Global Academy Curriculum allow for individualized learning experiences with direct support from teachers and other students. The student is able to work at their own pace with daily classroom teaching and group work. Weekly mentoring sessions ensure student success.
Students are in school every morning (7:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.) and can be transported directly to their gym or training center of choice after school.
- Personalized learning
- Opportunities for acceleration
- Flexible schedule
- Socialization with students
- Elective offerings
- Mentor program
- Collaborative project work
To learn more about the Performance Academy program please schedule a tour or contact Mesquite Elementary: PerformanceAcademyMES@gilbertschools.net
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 qualifies my child to be a part of the Performance Academy?
Does my child need to re-enroll/re-apply every school year?
Will transportation be provided to my gym at the end of the school day?
Will I be able to enroll in the Performance Academy if I play recreational sports?
What is the difference between the Performance Academy and online school?
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! Note: Applications submitted for the Performance Academy prior to the April 15th deadline prior to the school year will be given priority for consideration of acceptance into the program. Those applications submitted after the April 15th deadline will be considered if space is available.
Step 1: Complete and submit the online Performance Academy Application. During the application process please express your interest in admission to the Performance Academy by selecting yes when prompted, and Performance Academy specific questions will open for completion.
Step 2: Submit a letter of recommendation on the letterhead of the student’s training facility to Mesquite Elementary's front office.
Step 3: Upon acceptance, we begin the official enrollment process.
Pre-K–12 Enrollment for New Families to GPS
In-Boundary and Open Enrollment for New Families
If your family is new to Gilbert Public Schools, and you do not currently have any students enrolled at any of our schools, please begin the enrollment process with New Family Registration.
Pre-K–12 Enrollment for Existing GPS Families
In-Boundary and Open Enrollment for Existing GPS Families
If you are an existing Gilbert Public School family and would like to enroll a new student or are looking to transfer a student from one school to another please begin enrollment using your existing Infinite Campus Parent Portal. (After logging into your Infinite Campus account, click on Online Registration under the More link on the left menu to get started.)