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Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented (AAGT) is a nonprofit organization of educators, parents and community members working together to better meet the unique needs of our gifted and talented students in Arizona.

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AAGT Educational Events

The goal of the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented is to advocate, educate, and communicate on behalf of gifted learners in the state of Arizona.

Annual Conference

February 6 & 7

20/20 VISION: CREATORS AND INVENTORS IN GIFTED EDUCATION

Join us at Black Canyon Conference Center for two full days of professional development, learning, networking, and gifted education synergy!

Parent Institute

Fall 2020

2020 THEME: COMING SOON

Parents and Caregivers come together to learn how to to strengthen our children’s social & emotional well-being and academic abilities.

Gifted 101 Tour

Summer 2020

2020 THEME: COMING SOON

AAGT goes on the road with gifted education experts all over the state of Arizona. Stay tuned for more information!

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AAGT is a resource for the information and guidance necessary for parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, community stakeholders and legislators to develop and support gifted education in our state. All of us share in the challenge to meet the needs of Arizona’s gifted children with limited funds for their education and development.
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Arizona’s Donna Campbell Receives the 2019 NAGC David W. Belin Advocacy Award

The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) awarded Donna Campbell, a consultant with the Arizona Association for Gifted and Talented, with the 2019 NAGC David W. Belin Advocacy Award at the 2019 NAGC 66th Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM. Donna was […]

Successful Second Study Committee Meeting!

The second study committee with Rep. Shawnna Bolick (Chair), Rep. Leo Biasiucci, Rep. Walter Blackman, Rep. Alma Hernandez, Rep. Arlando Teller, Sen. Sylvia Allen (Vice Chair), Sen. Lela Alston, Sen. Heather Carter, Sen. Andrea Dalessandro, and Sen. Sine Kerr went […]

Study Committee Meeting on Funding for Gifted Pupils – October 21

The second meeting of the Study Committee on Special Education Weights and Funding for Gifted Pupils: MONDAY, OCTOBER 21, 20191:00 PMARIZONA STATE CAPITOLHOUSE HEARING ROOM #1 This study committee is very important to all of us as it could have […]

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Gifted Education Grant Application

Thank you to all who helped get the $1 million grant in the 2019 Legislative budget to support our gifted students in the state. It was with your persistence in sending emails, placing phone calls and making personal visits to Legislators that you were heard.

The Arizona Department of Education (ADE) has officially opened the grant application process.  http://www.azed.gov/gifted-education/.  It is very important for every district to apply to get its fair share of the funds.

To do that, each district must complete the grant application process online at the ADE. The district must designate what the money will be used for as part of the application process.  This past year, districts used their share of the grant primarily for identification tools, teacher professional development, classroom resources and enrichment opportunities.

The application process is open only until September 6, 2019.  The earlier a district applies, the more quickly they can receive their funds.  This means with early application, identification and services can begin early in the school year.

Here is how you can help to be sure your school applies and receives funds from the grant:

CONTACT YOUR SCHOOL DISTRICT’S SUPERINTENDENT OR GIFTED SERVICES DEPARTMENT AND ENCOURAGE THEM TO APPLY FOR THE GIFTED EDUCATION GRANT IMMEDIATELY.

Remember, these are the only dedicated funds for gifted education. The funds are distributed in accordance with the mandate for gifted education.  Be sure your district gets their fair share!