The purpose of the Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program is to provide an appropriately challenging educational program 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. The AIG program is not intended to be enrichment, benefiting all students, nor is it intended to address all of the multiple intelligences. Only students whose needs cannot be met through instruction in the regular grade level program are eligible for gifted service. Straight A's alone do not determine a need for gifted services.
Students in Kindergarten through 12th grade may be nominated by a parent, student, teacher or other school personnel at any time.
K-3 students may be nominated for AIG service when they demonstrate consistent performance two or more grade levels above their current grade. The SBCGE will review available indicators for all nominations.
WCPSS administers the CogAT to all 3rd grade students. Students who obtain a CogAT composite or subtest score at or above the 85th percentile will be eligible to take the Iowa. Students who score at the 95th percentile on either the CogAT or Iowa will be considered for nomination to the School Based Committee for Gifted Education (SBCGE).The SBC-GE will meet after testing results are available to determine eligibility and placement. Parents will be notified after this decision has been reviewed at the district level. Students identified for AIG services in grades 4 & 5 will begin receiving service at the beginning of the semester following their identification.