Welcome to the East Cary Middle School AIG website!



    We are proud of our AIG program at East Cary Magnet Middle School.  We strive to differentiate through co-teaching as well as pulling groups out to participate in engaging hands-on reading, math and global activities.  


    AIG students at East Cary Magnet Middle School have an annual Differentiated Education Plan (DEP) based on their individual Student Profiles (ISP).  Parents/Guardians receive these documents each year with a description of service delivery options as described by Wake County.  AIG identification carries over from elementary to middle school within WCPSS.

    If your child was identified as AIG in another school system, a review of all original identification paperwork is required. WCPSS accepts certain aptitude and achievement tests; students’ scores must meet WCPSS eligibility requirements. In some cases, additional testing will be required during one of two testing windows (fall or spring).

    The AIG Teacher works with Student Services to ensure your child’s correct placement in their classes. AIG students are cluster-grouped and scheduled into classes for Language Arts and Math. A cluster is defined as a group of 5-20 AIG identified students who are served in a regular classroom setting. Additionally, students identified in the area of Mathematics are differentiated through their math course selection now that they are learning at the Middle School Level.

    Various ways to provide support to our AIG population include the following:

    • Co-teaching with your child’s teacher

    • Planning with teachers for differentiation and modeling lessons for teachers

    • Pull-out services for AIG students - sometimes during their class periods but mostly during our EE Enrichment time.

    • Constant collaboration and communication with teachers to plan differentiated lessons, activities, and projects.

    Some differentiation strategies utilized by your child’s teachers this year will be: 

    • Independent Global Projects for further investigations based on student interest

    • Tiered Assignments that align with our global themes

    • Flexible Grouping in classes

    • Learning or Interest Centers

    • Varying Questions and Questioning Techniques

    • Possible individual Learning Contracts

    • Cluster Grouping

    • Seminar discussions 

    Our AIG program will concentrate on our Global Studies and World Languages Magnet theme with Problem-Based Learning and teaching real-world critical and creative thinking skills aligning with the Global competencies and UN 17 sustainable development goals. These goals aim at achieving a better and more sustainable future for us all.


    Questions? Please contact our AIG Teacher Dr. Nan Danehower;;