A PAGE Chapter is a local group of parents, teachers, community members and others interested in supporting and encouraging the development of gifted students through an understanding of their characteristics and needs and through fostering appropriate educational opportunities for them at home, in school and in the larger community. As an affiliate of the NCAGT, the chapter receives assistance from and gives support to both the NCAGT and other PAGE Chapters.
- An interested group contacts the NCAGT Office for information about forming a PAGE affiliate. The coordinator will provide a copy of the PAGE Standards, sample charter, sample by-laws, and other information. A by-laws template can be downloaded here.
- The group forms a steering committee that meets criteria given in the Standards, with a contact person designated to correspond with the NCAGT Office.
- The steering committee holds one or more general meetings to discuss what a PAGE chapter is and vote to form a PAGE affiliate. The meeting(s) should be publicized and open to the public.
- The steering committee applies to NCAGT to form an affiliate.
- NCAGT approves formation of the affiliate and notifies the steering committee in writing.
- The affiliate accepts members, elects officers and adopts by-laws.
- The affiliate submits the list of officers, charter and by-laws, and the affiliation fee to NCAGT Office.
- NCAGT Office confirms in writing that the charter and by-laws meet the criteria in the Standards.
- The affiliate applies to the Secretary of State for incorporation as a nonprofit corporation. If there was previously a chapter incorporated in the county, the new group can submit an amended charter and a new registered agent to the Secretary of State. (See procedures for reviving a chapter in the Standards. Additional information about submitting an amended charter will be provided.)
- The affiliate sends a copy of the approved charter to the NCAGT Office.
For information about PAGE or starting a PAGE chapter, contact
State PAGE Coordinator