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Parents and Students

The best way to maximize your experience with the Arizona Association for the Gifted and Talented is to familiarize yourself with our menu navigation, like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and become a member.

Parent Institute

Each fall we hold a Parents Institute addressing the needs and questions of parents from across Arizona. During the Parent Institute, we set up a special children’s program, so your child/children could learn while you’re in sessions.  We encourage parents to attend the Parent Institute and AAGT conferences.Learn More »

Scholarships and Grants

AAGT offers many opportunities to give back to the community in the way of grants and scholarships. Visit our scholarship and grant page for a list of scholarships with specific directions and deadlines for students and parents.Learn More »

Become a Member

Join a community of teachers, parents and family members who care and support the gifted students in their lives. We offer members access to valuable resources like webinars, powerpoint presentations and information from educators and professionals in the community.Join Today »

Resources for Parents

Click here for a list of mental health professionals who identified themselves as those who work with gifted children and adults. This listing is not intended to be a recommendation or identification of competency. These mental health professionals have identified themselves as those who work with gifted children and adults.

Please utilize this NAGC tip sheet for “Finding a Mental Health Professional” for more information on knowing when and how to to seek out professional advice from a psychologist, counselor, or therapist for their gifted child

NAGC Resources:

The digital age has sparked an explosion of information and resources around the globe — sometimes making it difficult to spot the proverbial forest for the trees. Whether you’re new to the world of high potential young people or have years of experience with gifted children, NAGC is here to help! We have collected the practical resources you need and the high-quality information you have come to trust in one easily accessible, organized location. So, take a walk though our top notch forest (and keep your eyes open for the trees, too).

The Big Picture
If you’re looking for answers to questions like “What is gifted?” and “Why do we need gifted education?” — this is the place to start.

Glossary Of Terms
Every area of knowledge has its own unusual set of terms and phrases. Our glossary is designed to help you translate and build a stronger understanding of the frequently used vocabulary in gifted education.

A History Of Gifted Education
Check out this timeline which traces the significant events and innovations in the field from the 19th century to today.

NAGC Pre-K–Grade 12 Gifted Program Standards
Written and endorsed by experts, these invaluable resources are designed to help you identify the characteristics of exemplary gifted programming and create educational environments that maximize a child’s potential.

NAGC’s Parenting For High Potential Magazine
Parenting for High Potential (PHP) is an award-winning quarterly magazine designed for parents who want to make a difference in their children’s lives. Packed with advice about developing a child’s gifts and talents to the fullest, each issue includes special features, expert advice columns, software and book reviews, ideas from parents of high potential youngsters, and a pullout children’s section.

NAGC Position Statements
Are you looking for an authoritative recommendation on topics concerning gifted children? NAGC position statements provide a reasoned, researched, and endorsed viewpoint from a nationally recognized organization.

Information For Your Pediatrician
NAGC and Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG) have come together to bring teachers and parents alike this valuable public information brochure to use with psychologists, pediatricians, and family physicians. Decreasing Medical Misdiagnosis in Children

ERIC Archives
We have collected brief, research-based summaries of information from the federal Education Resources Information Clearinghouse (ERIC) related to raising and teaching gifted children.

Connecting For High Potential
Looking for ways to connect schools and families? This is the place you have been searching for!

Advocacy Resources
If you are trying to make changes in federal, state, or local policy, we have an invaluable set of tools for you!

Related Resource Links
Review other organizations and resources actively supporting gifted children.

Student Competitions is a website dedicated to organizing hundreds of websites across the world for student K-12. It has an easy to use search feature that lets users customize searches.

Rubik’s Cube Competition is held at Arizona State University’s west campus each spring. The teams will be competing for the fastest time to collectively solve 25 Rubik’s Cubes.

National Geography Bee is designed to encourage teachers to include geography in their classrooms, spark student interest in the subject, and increase public awareness about geography. Schools with students in grades four through eight are eligible for this entertaining and challenging test of geographic knowledge.

Future Problem Solving Program has both competitive and non-competitive events which give students the opportunity to think creatively to solve difficult problems in unique ways.

Let’s Get Real Competition helps students gain experience working on real business problems.

National History Day Competition is designed to provide an opportunity for students to conduct authentic historic research using a history topic of interest to create a long term project.

Future City Competition is a fun and exciting educational engineering program for 7th and 8th-grade students where they are challenged to present their vision of a city of the future.

Science Olympiad is a “rigorous academic interscholastic competitions…between various science disciplines of biology, earth science, chemistry, physics, computers, and technology”.

Destination ImagiNation focuses on problem solving, teamwork and divergent thinking.

Math Counts is a national math enrichment, coaching, and competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement

Noetic Learning Math Contest – The Noetic Learning Math Contest is a biannual math problem-solving contest for elementary students grades 2 through 6. The goal of the competition is to encourage young students’ interest in math, to develop their problem-solving skills, and to inspire them to excel in math.

Math Kangaroo Math Contest – An international Math competition for grades 1 through 12. Students from all over the world participate in a math contest on the same day… the third Thursday in March.