Monday, April 20, 2015

Update from the GPS Gifted Education Parent Council - April 2015

Here is an update from the GPS Gifted Education Parent Council (GEPC).

The philosophy of gifted education is to support a student’s strength while also supporting his/her deficits.  The GPS Gifted Education Parent Council (GEPC) encourages parents to become more knowledgeable about giftedness and the changes in GPS gifted program options.  Please note the following events:

Ø  GPS Gifted 101 Class
§     Monday, May 11, 5:30-6:30pm, Community Education Building,  
     6839 E. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212 (Power and Guadalupe Road)
Ø   Regional ALP Info Meeting
§  Monday, April 20, 6:00-7:00pm, Oak Tree Elementary School,
      505 W. Houston Ave, Gilbert, AZ 85233
§        Monday, April 27, 6:00-7:00pm, Augusta Ranch Elementary School,
       9430 E. Neville Ave, Mesa, AZ 85209
Ø   Towne Meadows Self-Contained - 1101 N. Recker Road, Gilbert, AZ 85234
§       Online applications accepted April 13th – May 13th
§  Tours: Tuesday, April 21, at 10:00am Wednesday and May 6, 1:30pm, Towne Meadows Elementary School
§       Open House: Thursday, May 14, 6:00-7:00pm, Towne Meadows Elementary School 

Ø   7th Grade Self-Contained Open House
§       Wednesday, May 6, 5:00-6:00pm, Highland Junior High School,
      6915 E. Guadalupe Rd., Mesa, AZ 85212

Ø   NAGC 62nd Annual Conference (National Association for Gifted Children)
§  Nov 12-15, 2015
§  Location:  for the first time in NAGC history, this conference will be in Phoenix, AZ.
§  There will be a Parent Day with Children's classes.  More info at -

Ø  For more information on giftedness, please visit

Ø  For more information on GPS Gifted Education Program options, visit à “For Parents” à “Gifted Education”

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