Columbus County Schools AIG



Each year, the identification/placement teams at the elementary and middle schools review multiple sources of data to determine the best placement for current AIG students and to consider new AIG placements for the upcoming school year. Stakeholders can submit a student's name to the school's AIG specialist for possible consideration as placement in the AIG Program. In order for a student to be placed in the Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program, the placement criteria must be met.


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)


Definición - Estudiantes con talentos académicos e intelectuales desempeñan o demuestran su potencial para realizar niveles muy avanzados de logros cuando se comparan con los de otros estudiantes que son de la misma edad, o que tienen la misma experiencia y medio de desarrollo. Estudiantes con talentos académicos e intelectuales demuestran habilidades de alto rendimiento en áreas intelectuales, campos académicos específicos o en ambos campos académicos y áreas intelectuales. Estudiantes con talentos intelectuales y académicos necesitan servicios educativos más avanzados y diferentes a los programas de educación regular. Se hacen presentes habilidades extraordinarias en estudiantes de todo tipo de grupos culturales, niveles económicos y en todo tipo de áreas que el ser humano sea capaz de desarrollar. (Del articulo 9-B)


North Carolina Gifted Law (Article 9B)

For twenty-five years North Carolina has been a leader in advocacy and legislation for providing an appropriate education for academically gifted students. In August 1996, the General Assembly passed new legislation which changed gifted education in the state. The law, Article 9B, created a multi-tiered system of responsibility and accountability for building a foundation for North Carolina's gifted children. All parts of the foundation — the State Board of Education, the Department of Public Instruction, the local board of education and its system's administration, teachers, parents, and the community — must work together to support the state's high-potential children. The students themselves have also been given responsibility for using the options and support available to them and for working to demonstrate successful performance. (NCAGT website - www.ncagt.org )


Article 9B


State Definition of AIG Students, Article 9B (N.C.G.S. § 115C-150.5)

Academically or intellectually gifted (AIG) students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experiences or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both the 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.


If you have questions or concerns about the AIG program or your child's AIG services, please contact:

Cassie Hoffman, AIG Specialist

cassiehoffman@columbus.k12.nc.us