The Challenge Program engages students at the elementary and middle school levels. At the elementary schools, the focus is on unit-based investigations above grade level. In middle school, fifth graders are involved in language-based activities such as higher level reading selections, while the older students move on to a social studies-based curriculum.

The high school offers a variety of honors and advanced placement courses as well as paths of independent study to gifted and high-achieving students.

Students identified as artistically gifted may participate in an after-school program called Challenges in Art.

Check the district website,, for details. Click on NCPS Info, then Student Resources, then Gifted.