NCAGT is an organization comprised of teachers, other educators, parents and community leaders. The goal of the association is to share the latest information and research and to promote positive learning experiences for gifted students.

Wake County's AIG Plan:

The State of North Carolina's Definition of Gifted:

ยง 115C-150.5. Academically or intellectually gifted students.

The General Assembly believes the public schools should challenge all students to aim for academic excellence and that academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. (1996, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 18, s. 18.24(f).)

For the entire North Carolina gifted education legislation (Article 9B) visit:

American Association for Gifted Children
American Association for Gifted Children

Being the oldest non-profit advocacy organization for gifted children, the American Association for Gifted Children is housed at Duke University. This organization publishes information to assist parents, gifted children and educators.



The National Association for Gifted Children dedicates its resources to educated teachers, parents and policy makers to better support and educate gifted children.


The Association for the Gifted works to develop the field of gifted education by providing educational opportunities for learners of diverse groups while promoting professional preparations for educators.


uc.pngThe National Research Center on the Gifted and Talented is housed at The University of Connecticut. This center conducts studies on topics which aid in the design of curriculum models for the academically gifted.