Gilbert Public Schools
School DescriptionDISTRICT PROFILE
Gilbert Public School District has five high schools accepting international students in grades 9-12. The district leads the state of Arizona in scoring due to its strong emphasis on the core academics. Gilbert Public School District high schools offer Advanced Placement (AP) courses and nearly 20 different clubs and activities.
Outstanding facilities include state-of-the-art classrooms, auditoriums, lecture halls, gymnasiums, athletic stadiums, practice fields, tennis courts, cafeterias and outdoor food courts.
SPORTS AND ARTS
Recognized for its outstanding programs in athletics, Gilbert Public School District international students in grades 9-11 can participate in JV sports such as golf, swimming, and volleyball.
Gilbert Public’s high schools have a diverse arts program offering courses in metals and jewelry, concert orchestra, and more.
Gilbert, Arizona is located in the metropolitan area of Phoenix, just 30 minutes from downtown. The City of Gilbert is ranked one of the best places to live and learn in the US by CNN/Money Magazine. Gilbert is currently the 4th fastest growing city in the US and ranked as one of the 25 safest cities in America.
- 9, 10, 11, 12 Grades at School
Diploma Year Offered?No
Student PopulationCoEd - School for both genders
English as Second Language (ESL) Support AvailableNo
Accepting Students in GradesNo
TOEFL RequiredNot Accepted
Other - Eligibility Requirements?Sport Restrictions for International Students
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