1. Are gifted education programs mandated in Arizona?

Yes. Gifted education is mandated for all public school districts. All school districts must both identify gifted learners and provide appropriate educational programs and services for gifted learners that are an “integrated, differentiated learning experience during the regular school day” in all grades K-12. (http://www.azed.gov/gifted-education/files/2011/11/arizonagiftededucationstatutesadministrativecode.pdf)