• Admissions For the 2024-2025 School Year

    Letter from the Principal and Microschool Leader 

    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 gifted learners, we recognize a need to provide students with a multi-dimensional education that prepares them for the 21st century era.   Our G & T Academy is 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 
    • Willingness to complete 150 hours of community service by the time they graduate high school

    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.  If the Application Packet is complete, an interview will be scheduled. 

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


    John Doherty, M.Ed

    Principal of Maryvale High School

    Jessica Femiak

    Gifted & Talented Academy Microschool Leader

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

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