Arizona is one of the few states in the nation that has a law regarding the education of gifted students. The law, ARS 15-779, offers the state definition of a gifted child, as well as appropriate services and school responsibilities for the educational and social well being of gifted students. That information is listed below,
In this article, unless the context otherwise requires:
1. “Gifted education” means appropriate academic course offerings and services that are required to provide an educational program that is an integral part of the regular school day and that is commensurate with the academic abilities and potential of a gifted pupil.
2. “Gifted pupil” 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 appropriate gifted education services, to achieve at levels commensurate with the child’s intellect and ability.
The National Association for Gifted Children has a page dedicated to gifted education and is arranged by each state. Click here to see what other states are doing.