Gifted and Talented
Division of Accelerated & Enriched Instruction
The mission of AEI is the full implementation of the Policy on Gifted & Talented education in all schools in MCPS.
Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs
The OCIP manages the development and implementation of rigorous curriculum, programs, assessments, instructional resources, and grading and reporting. Curriculum guides and/or content maps are available via the site.
MCPS Gifted & Talented Policy
MCPS policy on gifted and talented programs and services.
Options: Guide to County Programs
A comprehensive guide to countywide programs (Magnets, Immersion, Highly Gifted Centers, etc.) for elementary, middle, and high school students.
Gifted & Talented Association of Montgomery County
GTA is a volunteer parent organization which exists to educate the public about gifted education issues, help parents and students advocate for challenging instruction, and advocate to the school system for appropriate curriculum and policies.
MCCPTA Gifted Child Committee
A committee of the MCCPTA, the Gift Child Committee focuses on the needs of gifted children by providing information, guidance, and support to PTAs. It serves as liaison to MCPS committees and coordinates activities for parent GT Liaisons in each school.
MCPS Office of School Performace
The mission of OSP is to maximize student achievement by ensuring a quality education for all students. The office monitors school performance and evaluates principals in the context of shared accountability.
Board of Education
The Montgomery County Board of Education provides leadership and oversight for the Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) by setting goals, establishing policies, and committing resources to benefit our diverse student population. The Board’s work is guided by its vision, mission, core purpose, and core values, as outlined in the MCPS Strategic Planning Framework: Building Our Future Together.
National Association for Gifted Children
For over 50 years, NAGC has worked to increase public awareness about key issues related to high-potential learners. NAGC trains teachers, encourages parents and educates administrators and policymakers on how to develop and support gifted children and helps them understand what's at stake when high-potential learners are not challenged and encouraged.
Center for Gifted Education
Located at the College of William and Mary, CFGE is a learning community that values and fosters the talent development process of individuals over the lifespan. CFGE develops, field tests, and disseminates curriculum in relevant content areas at appropriate developmental levels.
Montgomery College Youth Programs
Enrichment programs, many targeted to gifted students, on weekends and during summers. Admission is limited and programs fill quickly.
Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth
Summer and year-round distance education programs for highly gifted youth. Testing is required.
Maryland Summer Centers Program
Summer enrichment opportunities for gifted youth. Admission is limited and programs fill quickly.