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Overview

The Gifted and Talented Program at Ligon is based on the belief that all students possess gifts and talents that deserve to be identified, nurtured, and rewarded. This means there are no performance measures, auditions, or tests that students must pass before they are accepted into the school. Our school offers an innovative approach to education by allowing students to select from over 100 elective courses to enhance and enrich the core academic curriculum.

The Gifted and Talented Program at Ligon offers students electives in:
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
  • English Language Arts
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Visual Arts
  • Performing Arts including band, orchestra, dance, theater, and chorus
  • World Languages
  • Physical Education
  • Leadership
Students spend four periods a day in the core areas of English Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies. During their remaining three elective periods students can choose from the areas listed above to hone their existing talents or explore new areas of interest. Most electives are offered on a quarter basis while others are a semester or a year long. This model provides students with the widest variety of choices available to promote the interests beyond core academic classes.
 
Students who are identified by WCPSS as Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) participate in the AIG Basics Program. AIG Basics places AIG students in core classes for Language Arts and/or Mathematics. Unique program components include:
  • Accelerated instruction in Language Arts and Mathematics for AIG identified students
  • Grouping of students according to their identified areas of need.
  • Students identified in Language Arts will also have an AIG class for Social Studies
  • Students identified in Mathematics will also have an AIG class for Science

Contact

If you have questions about Ligon's program, electives, or student assignment contact Donna Laiosa: email at dlaiosa[at]wcpss.net or call 919-856-7929 x22150. Email is best! 
 
 
If you have questions about the Academically/Intellectually Gifted program contact Brianna Avery:email at bavery1[at]wcpss.net or call 919-856-7929 x22154.
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