Boy reading book, highlighting gifted program at HUSD

Gifted Services in Higley Unified School District

  • Gifted students are grouped together for daily instruction with their classroom teacher who is experienced with differentiating instruction for all learners. During the school day, as appropriate, classroom teachers make modifications to the regular curriculum to ensure students are academically engaged and challenged. With the support of the site-based GATE coach, the classroom teacher provides differentiated instruction and accelerated learning opportunities as determined by the needs of each student. Students may also receive push-in support for small group or personalized learning opportunities from the site-based GATE coach. 

    Gifted testing is offered three times a year. Please contact your site gifted coach or Kelley McLean, the district gifted coordinator, for information about the next round of testing. For testing at the middle or high school please contact Kelley McLean at
    GATE Parent Meetings:
    If your child has recently been accepted into the GATE program in HUSD the next informational meeting is November 20th @ 8:30 am or 5:00 pm. Please click on the link below to join the TEAMS meeting at the designated time.