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    Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program

    The Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program provides an appropriately challenging education for students who perform, or show potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.  Services for AIG students include differentiated curriculum and instruction that extends and enriches the North Carolina Standard Course of Study.

    Identified 6th, 7th and 8th grade students receive differentiated curriculum and instruction in language arts and/or mathematics within the general education setting.  Options may include cluster and flexible skills grouping, curriculum compacting, differentiated units, and co-teaching between the classroom and AIG teacher.  The AIG teacher consults with the classroom teacher regarding differentiated curriculum and instruction and also facilitates a variety of small group learning experiences.  Services may depend upon course offerings and student performance.  


    Nomination & Testing Information

    Nominations take place during the nomination window which is now open for parents and teachers.  Parents may nominate their child for AIG testing by submitting a written nomination via email to Lisa Adcock, AIG teacher at  Please see nomination dates below:

    • Tracks 1 and 2:  Nominations December 14, 2016 through January 21, 2017    
    • Tracks 3 and 4:  Nominations January 4, 2017 through February 11, 2017   

    Testing will take place on the following dates:

    • Tracks 1 and 2: January 17, 2017 through January 20, 2017 and January 23, 2017 (Make-up day:  January 24, 2017)
    • Track 3:  January 9, 2017 through January 13, 2017 (Make-up day:  January 17, 2017 through January 20, 2017)
    • Track 4:  January 25, 2017 through January 27, 2017 and January 30, 2017 through January 31, 2017  (Make-up day:  February 1, 2017 through February 3, 2017)

    Once a nomination is received, data is collected including EOG performance, teacher and parent observational checklists, benchmark scores, student work samples and student grades.  This information is shared with our School Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBCGE) who makes the decision on whether or not to refer for evaluation.  Both the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) and the Iowa Test of Basic Skills (IOWA) are group administered to those students who are referred for evaluation.  The SBCGE reviews all test scores in conjunction with previously collected data and determines if (a) the student qualifies for services, (b) the student does not qualify for services or (c) additional individual testing is required to determine eligibility. 

    This process takes a semester to complete with students who qualify beginning services at the start of the next semester.