The Hong Kong Academy for Gifted Education is a non-profit organisation subvented by the Education Bureau of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region Government. We work with schools and universities in Hong Kong, as well as experts from around the world, to provide off-school gifted education programmes for local gifted students aged 10 to 18 with the aim of stretching their potential.
The HKAGE aims to become a regional hub of its kind with an effective framework for strategic planning and delivery of appropriate programmes to encourage and nurture gifted students, and to provide support to their teachers and parents as well as related researchers and organisations within the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
Specifically, our mission is to secure appropriate learning and development opportunities for local gifted students, aged 10 to 18 years, to enable them to realise their potential in a wide range of learning domains including academic and non-academic areas covering leadership, creativity and interpersonal skills, and to cater for their social and emotional needs as well as their sense of commitment to the community.
In addition, we also have to
- mobilise and steer the interest and effort of parents, teachers, academics and business and community leaders with a view to creating and enriching a conducive learning environment for all gifted students;
- facilitate the professional development of teachers in the identification and support of gifted students within the school context;
- develop, through partnership with like-minded organisations both locally and outside the territory, a knowledge hub for furthering research on gifted education and the exchange of ideas and best practices.