Share Your story


Calling all current Arizona Gifted students, alumni, families and educators: Tell us why and how gifted education has impacted your life!

Each year as we meet with AZ Senators and Representatives, the message we are hearing is consistent – they want to hear your stories. They need to know the struggles you have faced with your gifted student. They should be empowered with the knowledge of what works in gifted education and why funding will make it that much better for our students.

We invite you to submit photos, videos or short stories about the impact these services and programs, or lack of, have had on you.

Read Submitted Stories:

The Benefits of Gifted Education (PACE) in Tempe

Promoting Actualization through Creativity and Excellence (PACE) Stories from the Parents of Students in the Tempe Elementary School District PACE Program My daughter has been challenged with the projects her PACE teacher facilitates.  I have also found it very informative […]

Twice Exceptional Gifted kids are unique

AMG, Mom of two gifted boys My youngest son is “twice exceptional” and requires tremendous support. His brother and he went to KGA. Gifted kids are unique. They require a specific skill set among educators and also the special needs […]

Gifted students deserve to be challenged

Merry, Parent of a Gifted Student In Maricopa Unified we have had two identified Gifted students. It has been a struggle to get a constant and consistent program going. It feels like Gifted students are taken for granted while the […]

Instead of learning new concepts, in order to survive academically, my child learned to work the system. 

Stephanie N., President of the Arizona Association for Gifted & Talented.  Our family has lived in Arizona for the past 20 years.  All four of my children have been identified as gifted and that has made life very intense in […]