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National Association for Gifted Children
For the past 50 years, the National Association for Gifted Children has focused their resources to support the needs of 'high-potential learners. Some useful links from the NAGC's site can be found below:

What is Gifted?
Is My Child Gifted?
Why Do We Need Gifted Education?
Common Myths About Giftedness
Facts and Figures

Wake County Public School System
Resources for WCPSS students and parents:

Make the Grade:
Student Lessons for Continuous Learning, EOG and EOC Sample        Items, and Elementary Math Support materials for parents.

NCDesk Practice Materials for 8th graders:
Click "Course Sites" tab
Type "NCDesk" in the search box (lower left)

If students have a Blackboard account, they can enroll in this course    and have full access to online activities. If they do not have an account, they can still access versions of all of the materials by clicking on the course name.

Duke University:
Talent Identification Program

"The Duke University Talent Identification Program is a global leader         in identifying academically gifted students and providing them with  innovative programming to support their development."

Check out their website for more information on summer programs, recognition ceremonies, and other opportunities. Several Heritage MS students have been honored at the recognition ceremonies for their     SAT and ACT scores.

Johns Hopkins University

The following document provides parents with over three decades of research at the Center for Talented Youth (CTY) at Johns Hopkins University.

North Carolina Association for the Gifted & Talented


The NCAGT is an "organization of teachers, parents, other educators, and community leaders who foster a better understanding of the needs and capabilities of academically/intellectually gifted children."
Governor's School
of North Carolina

A Summer Program...

  • where students who are among the best and brightest gather for the love of learning and the joy of creativity

  • where teachers and students form a community while searching together for answers to challenging questions

  • where there are no grades or tests

  • where a synergy of intellectual curiosity fuels the exploration of the latest ideas in various disciplines

NC Department of Public Instruction

The NC Dept of Public Instruction provides Academics Services and Instructional Support (ASIS) to students who are Academically or Intellectually Gifted.

View this document for a list of AG parenting books and resources to purchase or borrow from a local library.  

  Website updated on: Tuesday, June 29, 2010