Contact Information and schedule:

Where Am I?

Jennifer Crudeli
email:    (Best method of contact)
phone: 910-338-9891
NEW OFFICE: My office is located upstairs in the 700 hallway just across from the library doors: 704.
(I spend 50% of my time at Hoggard High School and the other 50% at Ashley High School.)  

If you would like to be added to my parent email list, please fill out the form at this link: Addition to Parent Email List

Upcoming Events and News 
For past events and news, scroll to the bottom of the page.
2018 Rising Freshmen AIG Transition Information

Parents of 8th grade gifted students may choose to attend one of the two county-wide AIG parent meetings. Students are encouraged to attend the parent meeting.

  • Tuesday, February 6, 2018,  E.A. Laney High School Media Center, 6:00pm

  • Thursday, February 8, 2018, Hoggard High School Media Center, 6:00pm

Parent Meeting PowerPoint Presentation can be accessed HERE

2018 Rising Freshmen Student Meetings Dates:
  • February 9, 2018: Murray Middle School

  • February 12, 2018: Williston Middle School

  • February 14, 2018: DC Virgo Preparatory Academy

  • February 15 and 16, 2018: Roland Grise Middle School

  • February 21, 2018: Holly Shelter Middle School

  • February 26, 2018: Myrtle Grove Middle School

  • February 28, 2018: Trask Middle School

  • March 1 and 2, 2018 : Noble Middle School

View from the Mountaintop Essay Contest in honor of Dr. King

Due date is March 19th.  300 word limit.  $100 prize
Go to the link for further information including the prompt:

Camp MED Registration is Now Open

Camp MED/ June 11th-June 15th/Session 1/Camp Location:  Isaac Bear Early College FULL

Camp MED/July 9th-13th/Session 2/Camp Location:  Isaac Bear Early College

Cost:  $260.00    16 students per camp.  Must be 16 years of age or older by camp start date to observe surgery.

Camp MED:  Possible site visits include ECU Heart Institute, Davinci Robotic Surgery Center and ECU Honors College.  Campbell University and School of Osteopathic Medicine, NHRMC touring various departments, shadowing, surgery observation, UNCW nursing simulation labs and vital signs training.

All students must attend confidentiality and surgery training at IBEC on Friday May 25th from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

Registration Form click HERE

Forensic Science Camp Registration is Now Open

Forensic Science Camp/June 18th-June 22nd/Session 1/Camp Location:  Isaac Bear Early College

Cost:  $325.00     16 students per camp.  Rising 9th-12th graders.

Forensic Science Camp:  Students will engage in morning sessions to include blood splattering, evidence collection, analyzing DNA and chemistry labs.  Possible site visits to Wilmington Police Department lab, court house, UNC-Wilmington Forensics Department, Tri-Tech Corporation and Fayetteville State University. Students will have an opportunity to analyze and solve crime scene evidence.

Registration Form click HERE

Governor's Page Program Now Accepting Applications
Governor Roy Cooper encourages young people in North Carolina to get involved in public and community service, including by applying to serve as a Governor’s Page. Established in 1973, the Governor’s Page Program gives high school students from all over North Carolina the opportunity to come to Raleigh for a week of hands-on participation in their state government. We want our Governor’s pages to represent North Carolina’s diverse communities and help inspire a new generation of leaders. Each applicant must be a North Carolina high school student in good academic standing between the ages of sixteen and eighteen years old. Pages are selected to serve for a term of one week. 

The Governor’s Page Program offers students an in-depth view of state government. During the week, Pages will be assigned to assist staff in the Governor’s Office or other agencies and departments as needed. In addition, Pages will tour multiple government buildings during their stay including the Legislative Buildings, the Capitol, the Office of the Governor, and the North Carolina Museum of History. Finally, Pages will have the opportunity to meet with government officials and discuss how state government works and how it impacts the lives of North Carolinians. Apply @

NC House Page Program Applications Open February 19, 2018
"Youth Learning through Serving"
This program offers young men and women the opportunity to learn about, and participate in, the legislative process of our state. It is a four day long experience that allows high school students between the ages of 15 and 18 (or 14 if already in the 9th grade) to observe firsthand how our laws are made. It provides them the unique privilege of working in the House Chamber in the midst of legislative action. 

ASU Martha Guy Summer Institute Application Deadline: February 28, 2018
The Martha Guy Summer Institute for future business leaders was created to give high achieving high school students interested in pursuing a college degree in business a premier summer experience exploring the different disciplines within business, exposing them to regional business leaders and developing leadership and professional behavior skills needed to be successful in the business realm. Former participants call the Martha Guy Summer Institute for Future Business Leaders (MGSI) the best summer opportunity available to high school juniors. Since 2004, the institute has provided a select group of students an unparalleled opportunity to learn about business and develop leadership skills in a fun and friendly environment. The program brings students to Appalachian’s campus to learn about business, and to develop leadership and professional skills. Included in the three weeks is travel to various businesses and cultural activities. The entire experience is described by all as "amazing!" The dates for the 2018 Summer Institute is July 8th-28th.
The online application is now available. Please review the admission requirements before submitting your application. Apply @

Seniors Only: National Youth Science Camp: Applications Due February 28, 2018
Two high school seniors have the opportunity of a lifetime - participation in the National Youth Science Camp (NYSC). Students receive a full scholarship to exchange ideas with scientists and other professionals from the academic and corporate worlds. The nearly month-long experience includes lectures and hands-on research projects presented by scientists from across the nation; overnight expeditions into a national forest; and a visit to Washington D.C. The selected delegates must not only demonstrate academic achievement in science, but also show potential for thoughtful scientific leadership. The NYSC experience is offered at no cost to its participants so that selected delegates may attend regardless of their financial status. Educational and recreational programming, as well as meals, lodging, and round-trip air passage on scheduled airlines are provided free of charge.  The tentative dates are June 27-July 21, 2018.  The NYSC is held near Bartow in the eastern mountains of West Virginia, within the Monongahela National Forest. Application forms are available on the NYSC website

UNCW's Chancellor’s High School Innovation & Entrepreneurship Competition

This competition is an amazing opportunity for High School thinkers, dreamers, and innovators to explore their inner entrepreneurial spirit. Competition Tracks include For-Profit enterprise or Non-Profit or Social enterprise. Cash prizes for the top three place winners will be awarded in each track ($1,500 for 1st, $1,000 for 2nd, and $500 for 3rd). School faculty mentors whose team places first in each track will receive $250. Winning teams will also receive a trophy, a one-year membership to the UNCW Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, and a copy of The Lean Entrepreneur by Brant Cooper and Patrick Vlaskovits. For more information and to register visit the website @ Preliminary Presentation Due March 1, 2018.

* If you missed the 9th Grade DEP (Differentiated Education Plan) meeting, the power points are below (they aren't necessarily self explanatory, but they are a point of reference):

Opening Meeting Presentation ‎(Copy)‎

9th grade DEP


In high school, opportunities for advanced curriculum take the form of honors and AP courses. We strongly encourage students to take advantage of these classes to better prepare themselves for the world beyond high school! 

While many of your questions/concerns may be resolved with information from the New Hanover County Schools AIG page, feel free to contact me by email with any concerns. You may email me directly at I look forward to working with you and your students!

Tips for Students AND Parents
9th Graders: Make sure you enroll in an Honors or AP class each year. If you encounter a need for additional assistance you can leave a message on my door or contact me through email. Remember: This year is when things start to count!
10th Graders: Consider taking the SAT. Plan it so that you have finished a major math class. There are materials available through the Guidance Department to help you prepare. Also, I have attached a few links to the National Test Prep page to help as well. (click on "National Test Prep" to the right)
11th Graders: Take the SAT or ACT. Check out the materials available through the AIG teacher, your guidance counselors, and the AHS media center web page to make sure you are better prepared. 
12th Graders: Make a draft of your college essays early so you can get a teacher to proofread them. Take the SAT early in the year so your scores will be available for your college applications. Be attentive to the wide variety of available scholarships. (You won't get it if you don't apply.) If you need assistance with interviews, etc. contact your counselors or AIG teacher.

The Timeline
Freshman Year (9th Grade): “Everything Starts to Count”
  • Courses, grades, credits will be on your final high school transcript
  • Become involved in activities (quality is often better than quantity)
  • Establish good study habits
  • Work hard to get good grades
Sophomore Year (10th Grade): “Year of Personal Growth”
  • Continue to work hard in school
  • Be involved in a variety of activities
  • Identify your abilities, interests, and aptitudes
  • Look for opportunities to develop your skills and talents
  • Take the PSAT (Pre-Scholastic Aptitude Test)
  • One-on-One meeting with your AIG teacher to discuss college options, interests, plans, etc.

Junior Year (11th Grade): “College Exploration Year”
  • Make college visits
  • Take college tests
  • Consider taking on leadership roles in your activities
  • Search for scholarships
  • Take the ACT or SAT in the spring (March to June)
Senior Year (12th Grade): “Hard Work and Planning Pay Off”
  • September: Meet with your counselors to discuss college plans. Review your SAT or ACT scores to determine if you need to retest
  • October: Complete college admissions and scholarship applications; Apply to at least one “safe” college (a college you know you’ll get in and can afford.)
  • December: Pick up a financial aid application (FAFSA) from your guidance office; Encourage your parents to submit the application as soon as possible after January 1 and before the NC deadline of March 15th.
  • March: Decide which college to attend; Make sure your Student Aid Report (SAR) is sent to the college; Send in housing deposits; Sign and return award letters; Prepare for graduation!

Adapted from:
“How to Get the Most out of High School”
Woodburn Press 2004 Edition