Whether you're new to our district or have been part of the DPS community for a while, it is our hope this site provides a comprehensive perspective of advanced learners, appropriate programming, and equitable practices.

The Office of Advanced Academics supports the advanced learning needs of PreK - 12th grade students in Durham Public Schools.

This support includes a focus on:

  • Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students and comprehensive programming in schools

  • K-2 Academic Talent Development for all DPS students

  • Nurturing the potential of all students

  • Advanced Placement/AP programming including equitable access

  • Credit by Demonstrated Mastery (CDM)

  • Equitable course selection for secondary students

Programs focused on the advanced learning needs of our students are one of many ways DPS strives to ensure appropriate learning for advanced learners while supporting the growth of all students.

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For more information, please contact:

Laura Parrott

Director, Advanced Academics


Office: 919-560-2376

Jamel Anderson-Ruff

Coordinator, Advanced Academics


Office: 919-560-2029

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