Gifted and Talented School Program in Arizona
What Is RISE?
RISE stands for Reaching Intellectual Success and Excellence. RISE is Arizona Virtual Academy's (AZVA's) self-contained program for gifted students.*
Students accepted to RISE are encouraged to take their learning to a deeper level as they explore their interests, solve problems, and work side-by-side with other gifted students.
RISE students benefit from:
Live class discussions, projects, and collaborative virtual learning
Instruction from gifted-certified teachers
Renzulli Learning supplements personalized to their age and ability level
Acceleration in areas of exceptional strength
Interest-based projects and field trips
Who is RISE intended for?
Gifted students in grades 3–9 who meet one of the following criteria:
Exhibit high-performance capability in an intellectual, creative, or artistic area
Possess an unusual capacity for leadership
Excel in a specific academic field
What are the qualifications?
Qualifying for RISE involves three steps:
Nominated students must be identified as gifted according to one of the following qualifications:
Composite IQ score
125–134 for the pull-out program
135+ for the self-contained program
Qualifying score in the 97th percentile on a state-approved gifted assessment (e.g., the CoGAT test or similar)
97th percentile (V or Q) for the self-contained program
92nd–96th percentile (V or Q) or 97th percentile for the pull-out program
How does my child get started?
For more information, to learn how to apply to RISE, or to provide assessment scores, please contact RISE Program Coordinator Kylee Mills at firstname.lastname@example.org.
*Only students enrolled at AZVA are eligible to apply to RISE.