• Admissions For the 2022-2023 School Year


    Letter from the Principal and Academy Director  

    Dear Prospective Students,

    Thank you for your interest in the G &T Academy. As part of Phoenix Union High School District (PXU) commitment to bring quality education for the gifted learners, we recognize a need to provide students with a multi-dimensional education that prepares them for the 21st century era.   The creation of the G & T Academy is a step forward in fulfilling that commitment to our students and community.

    We expect to receive more applications than the number of available spaces. Therefore, we use an application and interview process for decisions in selecting the students who show the potential to achieve success in the Academy.  Typical qualities of a G & T Academy candidate include the following:

    • A score of the 97th Percentile or above on any gifted test approved by the State of Arizona.
    • A self-motivated, creative & critical thinker
    • A willingness to learn and grow
    • An ability to connect with care to themselves and others
    • Motivation to be an agent of change to make the world a better place 

    You are invited to apply to attend the G & T Academy if you think it may be a good fit for you.  Be advised to turn in the complete application to Maryvale High school front office receptionist – America Miranda -APR Office Assistant.  If the Application Packet is complete, she will schedule an interview for you with the interview Committee (comprised of Academy teachers and admin).     

    Timelines to apply are included in this application packet. If you have any additional questions, reach out to us via email – rsingh@phoenixunion.org or call Ms. America Miranda in the front office 602-764-2006.  Best wishes!


    John Doherty, M.Ed

    Principal of Maryvale High School

    Renu Singh, Ed.D

    Gifted & Talented Academy Director

    Website: https://www.pxu.org/gandt

    School Overview

    The Gi­fted & Talented Academy offers its scholars an opportunity to excel academically and grow holistically. Academy accelerated course work provides students with opportunities for dual-enrollment, Advanced Placement and technology-based courses.  Student learning is enhanced via interdisciplinary connections through Project-Based Learning (PBL) and Learning Connection Days (LCD).  Social emotional learning is integral part of the curriculum for holistic development of the gifted learners.

    The Gifted & Talented teachers facilitate students’ learning and support whole child development. Students are encouraged to participate in sports, arts and clubs on the Maryvale campus.  The Gifted & Talented (G & T) Academy imparts an education that is personalized, providing students with an opportunity to be inspired and empowered.   

    2022-2023 Openings:  The G & T Academy will have approximately 60 available spots for 9th grade students for the 2022-2023 school year.   For more information, please visit our school website: https://www.pxu.org/gandt

    INTERVIEWS begin February 2022.  The scheduled dates are: 

    Feb 26, 2022     March 19, 2022          March 26, 2022           April 23, 2022

    For appointments please call:  602-764-2006 or email singh@phoenixunion.org 

    Venn GTA

    Admission to the Gifted and Talented Academy for the 2022-2033 school year is a process that includes 1.Application 2. Interview and 3. Admission


    Application Checklist/Required Documents

    Submission of Application Packets

    Non Discrimination Statement

    Application Requirements

    Application Timelines

    Parent and Student Application/Agreement Form