Gifted Program

The mission of Lake Havasu Unified School District is to nurture academic excellence and improve student achievement among all students.

The Lake Havasu Unified School District recognizes that gifted students have unique educational needs and is committed to enabling them to develop their extraordinary abilities.

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LHUSD Gifted Testing

All students within LHUSD or any local education association (LEA), grades 3-5, may be recommended for gifted screening by parents, guardians, teachers, school administrators, counselors, support staff, or other community members.


LHUSD offers gifted testing three times per year during the winter, spring, and summer eligibility cycles. Students are only eligible to test once per year. Results will be used for gifted eligibility for the 2024-2025 school year.

Starline Elementary hosts LHUSD’s gifted services for students in grades 4 - 6.



Use the link below or scan the QR code to fill out the Nomination Form.

Program Goals

  • To meet the individual needs of gifted students
  • To prepare students for higher-level educational opportunities
  • To enhance curricula and provide learning experiences that meet the needs and nature of gifted learners
  • To nurture and stimulate critical, creative, and intellectual curiosity
  • To encourage citizenship and leadership development
  • To provide students and parents with educational opportunities to support the social and emotional needs of gifted learners
  • To provide students with experiences that involve planning, interpreting, finding, evaluating, and using information
  • To provide experiences for students to communicate information, ideas, and solutions clearly, succinctly, and accurately

Schools Providing Gifted Services

  • Starline Elementary School, Thunderbolt Middle School and Lake Havasu High School