• Phoenix Union Gifted & Talented Academy

    Mission and Vision

    Inspiring and supporting the urban gifted student, through holistic education, to unfold their potential as unique and whole beings in an interconnected world.

    Incoming Freshmen & Prospective Students

    Welcome, incoming freshmen. You are entering high school amidst comprehensive educational changes catalyzed by pandemic. Your summer break may be very different than any previous ones, and we understand you may have more questions than usual. Our school reopening planning team is working hard to create robust models based on input from stakeholders. The team is making student and staff safety their priority. For more information and updates, please visit the main Phoenix Union High School website.

    The Gifted and Talented Academy, a micro school at Maryvale High School's campus, is changing the way we look at education. Awarded Phoenix Union's 2018-2019 Micro-School of The Year award, the Gifted and Talented Academy gives its scholars an opportunity to excel academically and grow holistically. The academy allows students to accelerate at their own pace, with many students taking in-built accelerated course offerings. Learning is enhanced via interdisciplinary connections through projects (PBL).

    The Gifted and Talented Academy offers a unique holistic experience for students. Teachers not only facilitate their students academically, but also support whole-child development to shape students into responsible and compassionate citizens of tomorrow.

    In the academy, we encourage collaboration between students, parents, communities, and colleges, helping to create a supportive professional network through education. Students are also consistently encouraged to participate in sports and clubs on the Maryvale campus. The Gifted and Talented Academy imparts a personalized education designed for students to flourish in life.

    Focused on college and career readiness, the Gifted and Talented Academy helps all students to prosper no matter where their path may lead them. We are now accepting freshman applications for the 2020-2021 school year. Go Panthers!

    Download and complete the application or pick up a paper application from the Maryvale High School office. Please also fill out this Form C as well.

    Academy Students

    Summer 2020 may not be the summer break of past years yet there are multiple opportunities to learn and connect. We hope you are opting for better choices for yourself in the given circumstances. Please visit the district website for more updates. Stay safe and stay connected! 

    Gifted and Talented Academy

    Meet our faculty.