Advanced Academics

Elizabeth Cross                                 Laura Parrott                                  
Director of Advanced Academics          Coordinator of Advanced Academics     
(919) 560-2029  x21029                       (919) 560-2376 x21303           
Elizabeth.Cross@dpsnc.net                   Laura.Parrott@dpsnc.net  
Durham Public Schools recognizes that students learn in many different ways, and at a variety of levels. Advanced and intellectually gifted (AIG) students will find rigorous programs that challenge and develop their unique gifts and learning styles. The AIG programs in Durham Public Schools begin with assessments as early as second grade, and continue throughout elementary and middle school. Once a student enters high school, a wealth of advanced placement courses, and other special programs, are available. 

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Advanced Academics: Ready for Rigor

The Department of Advanced Academics within Durham Public Schools will discover, nurture, and develop the potential of every student through designing, guiding, and promoting rigorous programs that challenge and develop the gifts in all learners.