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AIG Program

AIG Program

If you have questions or concerns about the AIG program or your child's AIG services, please contact Diane Roberts, AIG Director for Thomasville City Schools at 336-474-4208, robertsd@tcs.k12.nc.us, or the AIG Program Specialist.

 

Each spring, identification/placement is reviewed at the elementary and middle schools.  Multiple sources of data are used to determine the best placement for current AIG students the next year and to consider new AIG placements for the upcoming school year. In order for a student to be placed in the Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program, placement criteria must be met. 

 Vision Statement

Thomasville City Schools’ AIG Program and its stakeholders will prepare students to be successful lifelong learners.  The program will draw on higher order thinking skills and incorporate the use of 21st-century learning tools to enhance and differentiate curriculum, cultivate student potential, and encourage passionate learning in order to meet all students’ unique social, emotional, and academic needs.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Thomasville City Schools Gifted Services is to challenge students to reach their maximum potential using higher order thinking and differentiated instruction in interdisciplinary units, emphasizing problem-solving, practical applications and a variety of strategies to meet all learning styles.   We strive to provide a rigorous academic environment specifically designed to meet the intellectual, creative, social, and emotional needs of gifted individuals within their unique culture to produce self-directed life-long learners who will become productive citizens.

Definition

Academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. (From Article 9-B)

Article 9B

Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students

  • 115C-150.5. Academically or intellectually gifted students.

The General Assembly believes the public schools should challenge all students to aim for academic excellence and that academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor. (1996, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 18, s. 18.24(f).)