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* Offers Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) special program
** Offers Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) & Gifted Academy special programs
*** Offers Adult Education program


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Students thrive in the RPS 205 Gifted Academy, an accelerated program where academically gifted students develop their academic, creative and critical-thinking skills.

The Gifted Academy includes many elective opportunities, clubs, and athletics to enrich the rigorous, inquiry-driven core instruction that defines our program. Learning extends beyond the classroom with field trips, partnerships and mentors, and volunteer opportunities to spark students’ curiosity.

Gifted Academy Freshman

It is recommended that students with room in their schedule register for College & Career Readiness. This course is designed to help students learn more about each academy and solidify their pathway decision. Students in the Gifted academy may also choose courses from any of the High School Academies and the pathways that are offered.



Electives may be chosen from Gifted courses or any other elective offerings at Auburn High School. This is the typical sequence of courses for a Gifted Academy student; however, there are many options for substitutions.

Important Contacts

Gifted Academy Principal

Mr. Scott Lazar

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Gifted secretary

Christy Malenchik

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Lead Gifted counselor

Mr. Dan Appino

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Gifted freshman counselor

Ms. Samantha Yahn


Senior Spotlight


Congratulations to Sinecio Morales, Ruth Matthew and Alexander Crowell!





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