Mountain Ridge, Goldwater high schools hosted gifted student summer camps

Mountain Ridge High School, 22800 N. 67th Ave. in Glendale. [Submitted photo]

A summer camp for incoming gifted students in grades 1-9 is coming to two Deer Valley Unified School campuses next month.

The first camp takes place 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. June 10-13 at Mountain Ridge High School, 22800 N. 67th Ave. Grades 1-6 will learn Building a Lunar, Brainy Mindfulness, and Lego Robotics. Grades 7-9 will learn Science Exploration, Spoken Word Café, and Gifted Self Advocacy.

The second camp takes place 8:15 a.m.-2:15 p.m. June 24-27 at Barry Goldwater High School, 2820 W. Rose Garden Lane. Grades 1-9 will learn Exploring Mars, Summer Escape, and Lego Robotics.

This summer camp provides an opportunity for students who are identified gifted to participate in a summer camp designed specifically for their needs. Gifted students will benefit from time spent with their intellectual peers in these fun and intellectually engaging courses. DVUSD students and non-DVUSD students are welcome to attend; a report with gifted scores is required. Achievement scores and report cards are not gifted identification. Gifted identification requires a psychologist’s report or CogAT scores. Documentation showing at least a score at the 90th percentile or higher in an approved area is required for participation.

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