Advanced Learning and Gifted Education

The Division of Advanced Learning & Gifted Education brings together various advanced programs at the NC Department of Public Instruction to ensure collaboration and partnership. Supporting the advanced learning needs of students across North Carolina is critical as DPI and NC educators work to ensure that all students are career and college ready.

The major work streams of the Division of Advanced Learning & Gifted Education focus on:

  • Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted students and programming
  • Advanced Placement/ International Baccalaureate/ Cambridge International Education
  • Credit by Demonstrated Mastery
  • Dual enrollment programs for high school students with NC Institutes of Higher Education, including Career and College Promise and Cooperative Innovative High Schools 
  • North Carolina High School Diploma Endorsements

Programs focused on the advanced learning needs of our students are one of many ways NC is personalizing learning for every student and supporting the growth of all of our students.

A Call to Action

Critical Actions to Realize Equity and Excellence in Gifted Education: Changing Mindsets, Policies, and Practices

Increase access and opportunities to increase achievement and growth for all

To set the foundation for realizing both equity and excellence, we must approach it from the shared perspective that both can be realized. Both are integral to a successful educational environment. This comitment toward equity and excellence is urgent and requires intentional and sustained actions. No single action will change mindsets, policies, and practices; we must synergize efforts to increase achievement and growth for all.

Call to Action: Equity and Excellence Brief

Stay in Touch

Contact Emails for Division of Advanced Learning and Gifted Education:

AIG/AP-IB-CIE: Beth Cross

AIG/CDM: Stephanie Cyrus

CCP/CIHS: Isaac Lake

Director: Sneha Shah Coltrane

General Information: Phone (919) 807-3285