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 Common Core State Standards.
The Wake County Public School System (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).
Following the 3rd Grade CogAT and Iowa, students may be AIG identified if the criteria for one of five gateways are met. Students identified for AIG services in grades 3-12 will begin receiving service at the beginning of the semester following their identification.
Fourth and Fifth Grade AIG ServicesServices for WCPSS AIG identified students include differentiated curriculum and instruction in language arts and/or mathematics within the general education setting. With the support of the AIG teacher, classroom lessons will be differentiated through content, process, and product. Through the Co-teaching and Collaboration model (push-in), AIG teachers will provide in-class instruction to extend and enrich grade level standards. The AIG teacher will support students who demonstrate need with pull out and/or further enrichment and extension opportunities. Services vary depending upon courses and student performance.
AIG Basics Program at Hunter GT / AIG Magnet Elementary School
At Hunter, students identified as Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) are given the opportunity to expand their knowledge through extensive instructional support in core classes. They are taught with their academic peers daily for their reading and math instruction. These students also have the opportunity to participate in AIG elective classes.
AIG Basics Classroom Groupings at Hunter
Your child will be assessed on a routine basis and taught according to his / her ability level. Within the classroom, students are flexibly grouped by ability for reading and math instruction. This differentiated instruction allows your child to master concepts and continually be challenged whatever his / her level of development. Although formal identification of gifted students does not typically take place until fourth grade, we routinely use assessment data and professional knowledge to accelerate students and provide enrichment classes with highly trained and / or certified AIG teachers as early as kindergarten.