Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Is there one test for AIG identification:
A: No. There are multiple assessments given to students to determine their aptitude and intelligent. As well as teacher and parent feedback surveys. Multiple data points are used to determine eligibility.
Q: Can the AIG just test my child and tell me if they're AIG?
A: No. All students must go through the identification process. Part of this process involves parent permission letters and multiple data points.
Q: How often is my AIG student served?
A: All AIG students receive direct AIG time with the AIG teacher each week. The AIG teacher collaborates with the classroom teachers in order to provide support to AIG students in the regular ed classroom. The AIG teacher schedules times that are supported through work with the classroom teacher.
Q: My child did not qualify. When can they be tested again?
A: Students can only be tested once every calendar year.
Q: Is AIG the only option for my highly capable student?
A: SSA is another program offered by WCPSS. This program allows students to progress through Single Subjects at an accelerated pace. They must meet the testing requirements. Students are tested for SSA each spring.
Q: My student qualified for AIG. Is it required?
A: No. Contact the AIG teacher and let them know you are not interested in pursuing AIG for your student.
Q: If my child is identified when does service begin?
A: AIG services will begin once the consent form is returned and the AIG Teacher has created a schedule to support your child.
Q: My student is in 3rd Grade Explorers - are they also AIG?
A: 3rd Grade Explorers is a program offered to all third grade students. AIG is a different program for those who meet The Gateways.
Q: Will my AIG student get extra work now that they are in AIG?
A: AIG students will receive additional instruction during their regular day. Teachers will work together to provide the right amount of work and opportunities for each individual student.