Welcome to the Academically Gifted Department
2nd Grade Family Session -
Understanding GCS Screening and Identification for Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Services
Click here for the recorded Presentation to the Zoom sessions held on November 9th and November 16th, 2023. Public access to the link will expire on February 29, 2024.
Click here only for a copy of the Session PowerPoint Slides.
If you would like to request a copy of the Building Thinking Skills Book mentioned in the Parent Presentation, click here in order to complete an online Form. Copies are limited. You will be contacted to pick up a copy of the book at your child's school if copies are still available for distribution. The final date to request a book is November 30, 2023.
If you missed any of our recent informational sessions, you can view the recordings and PowerPoints on the
Guilford Gifted, formerly known as P.A.G.E., is a non-profit organization where families can support our community’s brightest young minds with strong advocacy for the advancement of gifted education. Membership is Free. Join and "Advocate Today for a Gifted Tomorrow"! Click here to download the flyer and find out how to become a member.
The GCS Academically Gifted Department is committed to providing rigorous, challenging, and differentiated instruction to students who demonstrate a need for services beyond the regular education setting.
We provide support for more than 14,000 advanced students in grades K-12, including:
- Grades K-2 Consultative Services
- Nurture in grades 2 and 3
- Grades 3-5 AIG pull-out enrichment services
- Grades 3-5 Maximizing Academic Potential (MAP) talent development services
- Grades 6-8 advanced/accelerated course options in Math and English/Language Arts
- Grades 9-12 rigorous advanced coursework, including AP, IB, and dual enrollment opportunities
- Consultative support for classroom teachers K-12 in differentiated instruction and understanding the unique needs of the gifted learner
Exciting opportunities available to AG students:
- Academic All-Star Summer Camp for rising 9th graders
- 30 different Advanced Placement (AP) courses offered districtwide
- Challenging International Baccalaureate (IB) programs at four GCS high schools
- 2 Early College options for high school (Early College at Guilford and STEM Early College at NC A&T)
What does it mean to be gifted? To be neurodivergent? What can be done to help reduce inequities for gifted learners, especially those of color and those in poverty?
Click HERE to Join hosts Hannah Park and Katharine Caldwell for thought-provoking conversations about giftedness as they interview entrepreneurs, community leaders, and stakeholders to uncover the truth about what it truly means to be gifted in a world where there is no universal definition. This podcast is created by The North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented (NCAGT). If you want to learn how to better support and advocate for gifted learners and how to utilize your own gifts and talents to elevate your life - this is the podcast for you!