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Elementary families invited to Level Up with GPS
For elementary school families thinking about what’s next for their students, GPS invites you to explore our schools and academic programs specifically for seventh and eighth graders. These options include our five comprehensive junior highs, Gilbert Accelerated Middle School, Gilbert Classical Academy, our Sports Performance Academy and our Gifted, Talented and Creative program for gifted students. Our comprehensive junior highs also offer four seasons of competitive athletics along with a wide range of clubs and activities.
Desert Ridge Junior High offers honors and accelerated courses, electives and enrichment opportunities to students. Desert Ridge Junior is recognized as an AVID school for its promotion of college and career readiness. Students are supported and encouraged to achieve both their academic and personal goals. Desert Ridge Junior provides a supportive school community with a strong school spirit, peer support, and family involvement.
Gilbert Accelerated Middle School at Gilbert High School immerses 7th and 8th grade students in honors and accelerated curriculum in the areas of Math, English, Social Studies, Science and World Languages. Coursework is project-based and student-centered. Students enrolled in the program benefit from smaller classroom settings, 6-year personalized academic planning, and instruction by high-school faculty.
Gilbert Classical Academy is a college preparatory school for 7-12th grade students. GCA is A-rated by the Arizona Department of Education, recognized as a 2018 National Blue Ribbon School, and a 2020 A+ School of Excellence® winner. GCA offers a rigorous classical curriculum with a focus on building relationships, mentorship and character development.
GCA Informational Meeting - Thursday October 26th at 6pm
Greenfield Junior High supports student learning through honors and accelerated courses as well as enrichment opportunities. Highly-qualified teachers are in every classroom. In addition, Greenfield offers a positive school culture and provides numerous opportunities for family involvement.
Highland Junior High is dedicated to creating opportunities for students to pursue personal growth and excellence. Highland Junior offers honors and accelerated courses as well as the Gifted, Talented and Creative (GTC) program for gifted students. GTC is specialized instruction and programming taught by gifted-endorsed teachers. Highland also offers an exemplary performing arts and music program.
Mesquite Junior High offers all core academic areas, honors classes and an extensive offering of electives and extracurricular activities. Students are provided with a caring and supportive environment to promote their growth, both academically and socially as they prepare for high school. Campus activities also take place frequently to build relationships and peer support.
South Valley Junior High offers rigorous educational experiences in a safe and nurturing environment. South Valley is A-rated by the Arizona Department of Education. Students have access to honors and accelerated courses as well as enrichment opportunities. South Valley is also home to the Sports Performance Academy, designed to provide student athletes with a flexible schedule for academic and personalized support.
To learn more about our Junior High offerings at Gilbert Public Schools, please visit the Junior High section of our district website. We also suggest scheduling school tours and attending information nights!