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Gifted Education

The Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools' Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program seeks to inspire and develop inquisitiveness, the love of learning and the individual interests of gifted learners who "show or have the potential for showing an exceptional level of performance in one or more areas of expression" in academic and intellectual areas of learning. A variety of settings, service options, and instructional models and strategies combine to create programming to meet the diverse needs of our gifted learners. Gifted education services are integrated into the regular curriculum and are delivered by the classroom teacher. This requires collaboration between general and gifted educators, which supports the district's mission for equity, excellence and focus on student learning. Students are identified in the areas of literacy, math, or both literacy and math and participate in opportunities that are rigorous and challenging to ensure ongoing academic and intellectual growth.

Contact Information

Becky Baker, MA Gifted Ed
Gifted Education Specialist
Ephesus Elementary School
919-929-8715 x36223


CHCCS District Gifted Education Website
Click the website above to download nomination forms for gifted education, as well as other important information.


After-school Math Olympiad Program for Grades 4 and 5
This challenging math problem-solving program, led by adult volunteer, Tom Krakow, began in mid-October on Thursdays for grade 4 and Tuesdays for grade 5 from 2:30-3:30. Students are really engaged and enjoy the challenges presented. Thanks to the parents who are helping each week!

Nomination for Gifted Services

Gifted specialists and teachers regularly screen student data and portfolios for nomination purposes. Specialists and teachers nominate students who have qualifying criteria and demonstrate a need for consistent extension in mathematics and English/language arts.
Parents or community members may nominate and provide qualifying criteria for a child to be considered for gifted services. The form is available from the Gifted Specialist or may be downloaded from the district gifted website.Deadline is January 30, 2015.

AIG Parent Presentation October 2014
Click to view the K-2 presentation HERE.
Click to view the 3-5 presentation HERE.