NC General Assembly Legislation

North Carolina has legislation that mandates identification and services of AIG students. This legislation was passed in 1996 and is entitled Article 9B, Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students (N.C.G.S. § 115C-150.05-.08). Article 9B provides a state definition for Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students and requires local education agencies (LEA) to develop three-year AIG local plans with specific components, to be approved by local school boards and subsequently sent to the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for review and comment. Article 9B is the current legislation mandating identification and services for gifted education K-12 in North Carolina.

(Retrieved from on March 12, 2012.)


HB 986 - Was enacted in June 2018. The Division of Advanced Learning and Gifted Education team, in conjunction with the Math team here at NCDPI provided a webinar in September 2018 to address the implementation of the legislation. Along with the webinar recording, we encourage district staff to review the FAQ below.

As a follow up to the “Understanding and Implementing Session Law 2018-32 (Enrollment in Advanced Mathematics Courses)" webinar, the team at NCDPI is providing the link to the webinar recording and the FAQ document. When you click on the webinar title/link, you will be prompted to register (provide your name and email address) and then will be directed to the recording.

As a reminder, the legislation can be reviewed at the following site:

If we can support you further, please don't hesitate to reach out to one of the state consultants in either Mathematics or Advanced Learning and Gifted Education.