Albuquerque Public Schools (APS) provides a continuum of services for over 4,000 gifted students.  Under New Mexico State Department of Education regulations, gifted students are identified and served under a special education model.  Students must meet state requirements to be eligible for gifted programs.



General Information




APS Gifted Resource Center

"Is my child gifted?"

APS Gifted Handbook

APS Professional Development Opportunities

"What happens after the School Assistance Team (SAT) refers my child?"

Academic Competitions

Requirements for teaching gifted students in APS

"How does New Mexico determine giftedness?"


APS Gifted Curriculum Guide

"What happens if my child is identified gifted?

For Further Information

Gifted Strands and Standards 
Alignment Forms

"What services are available?"

APS Resources and Libraries


Other Questions

Art in the Schools

Program Resources

AAGTS: Albuquerque Association for Gifted and Talented Students

Gifted Education:

NM Public Education Department

IEP  Information



NMAG: New Mexico Association for the Gifted

Special Education Web Site


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