WELCOME to Gifted Education at CGS!  

According to Article 9B of North Carolina General Statues:  “The General Assembly believes the public schools should challenge all students to aim for academic excellence and that academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. (1996, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 18, s. 18.24(f).)”

Pending approval from the state, we are implementing a new AIG plan to identify and to address the academic and social and emotional needs of our students under these guidelines.  We are excited to begin this new AIG plan, and we look forward to the incredible opportunities that await our school community.  Please check out the links for information and additional resources related to gifted education.  

AIG Coordinator—Lisa Wilson, M.Ed. in Gifted Education


NCDPI – 2020 AIG Remote Learning Resources

This link is part of the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction, and it provides learning activities and labs developed with the assistance of the Duke University Talent Identification Program (TIP).  This information is broken down by grade level and content.  Also, in collaboration with the North Carolina Association of Gifted and Talented (NCAGT), there are other virtual resources for enrichment and extension opportunities.  

NCAGT – North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented

The official website of North Carolina Association for the Gifted and Talented (NCAGT) has resource links for parents and teachers.  It includes support resources for meeting the social and emotional needs of gifted students.

NAGC – National Association for Gifted Children

From the National Association for Gifted Children, this website has lots of information for students, parents, and teachers.  Specific virtual resources in a variety of content areas have been compiled for easy access during distance learning.     

Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page

On Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page there are too many resources to list here, but it is well worth exploring.  These community resources are specially designed for students, parents, and educators, and there is everything from current research articles to learning activities.    

Davidson Institute

This database has an extensive list of resources for students and parents, as well as teachers and educators. A closer look at the articles and resources is most informative.   

The Kids Should See This

This is a great website to inspire and spark creative energy and natural curiosity.  The information is divided into categories that include the arts, science, technology, music, culture, nature, food, space, mathematics, DIY, animation, and even a random category.  Lots to see and learn!  

Science Friday

Science Friday is the website created by the Science Friday Initiative, a non-profit organization, with topics ranging from science and mathematics to history, art and culture.  It includes written articles and podcasts in thought-provoking and relevant issues and themes.  A special feature is the ability to select specific grade levels in addition to the content material.

School of Life – YouTube Channel

According to their website, “The School of Life is dedicated to exploring the great questions of emotional and psychological life.”  This link to their youtube channel includes videos on thousands of topics, including questions related to social and emotional needs and philosophical questions.  

Mensa Foundation

Sponsored by the Mensa Foundation, this website provides learning links for achieving, reading, teaching, and playing. Their website contains information for students, parents, and teachers, and it is a great starting point for resources.


This website is part of the familiar “Ted Talk” series, but it is specifically tailored to students, parents, and educators.  Currently one of their spotlight features is “Earth School,” student web quests that promise to “celebrate, explore, and connect to nature.”  

Atlas Obscura  (Some content is controversial and may not be suitable for younger students)

This website touts itself as “the definitive guide to the world’s hidden wonders”, and it has a ton of information.  Travel the world—both here and abroad—to see unique historical locations and curious places and examine multiple perspectives.   Lots of topics are available for all ages; however, some articles and information are not recommended for younger students due to their mature content.