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. AAGT holds two conferences each year. A state conference in February and a Parent Institute in fall. At these conferences, advocates, parents, researchers, administrators, educators and policy makers join together to understand and support the social, emotional and academic needs of high-potential and high-ability children.  These forums allow attendees to network, exchange experiences, participate in educational sessions and learn from our keynote speakers, while providing parents and educators the tools needed to inspire students to reach their goals.

Please check out the event schedule associated with each conference for more information.

Definition of Gifted:

Students, children, or youth who give evidence of high achievement capability in areas such as intellectual, creative, artistic, or leadership capacity, or in specific academic fields, and who need services and activities not ordinarily provided by the school in order to fully develop those capabilities.

Gifted 101 Summer Workshop

It’s never too early to think about the summer of ’19!

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2019 44th AAGT Annual Conference

Thank you for attending our 2019 AAGT Annual Conference!

“Gifted Knows No Boundaries”

February 7th-8th, 2019

Black Canyon Conference Center
Phoenix, AZ

Thank you so much to all of you that attended the 2019 AAGT Annual Conference!

We had an amazing turn-out.  Please check back for some pictures soon!


State Definition of Gifted:

“‘Gifted child’ means a child who is of lawful school age, who due to superior intellect or advanced learning ability, or both, is not afforded an opportunity for otherwise attainable progress and development in regular classroom instruction and who needs special instruction or special ancillary services, or both, to achieve at levels commensurate with the child’s intellect and ability.”
(Arizona Rev. Stat. §15-761(8))

Parent Institute

Registration will open in mid-summer for the 2019 Parent Institute!

Looking for ways to satiate your gifted child’s curiosity?  Click this link to view the parent-generated list of family activities from the 2018 AAGT Parent Institute.  

Parent to Parent:  Building Schema Through Family Activities

Click this link to view the sponsors of the 2018 AAGT Parent Institute.  Many thanks to their support of AAGT and Arizona’s families of gifted children!