Laney High School AIG

Angela Jeffrey, Gifted Education Specialist

AIG Student/Parent Communication:

AIG Weekly Newsletters 2023-2024


AIG Nomination Process 2023-2024

High school students who are not currently identified for the AIG program may be self-nominated or nominated by a peer, parent, teacher, counselor, or school administrator for the gifted program. Once nominated the student will have the opportunity to proceed with the nomination process and be considered for identification in the high school gifted program.  To nominate a student for the high school gifted program, complete the AIG Nomination Form @

Nominations are accepted at any time. However, the nomination process is completed January through March of each year in order to take advantage of 1st semester grades and work samples.

Students will receive a nomination packet in January to complete and return to Angela Jeffrey @ This nomination packet includes:

In February/March, a Match Team composed of the AIG Specialist, a school counselor, Teacher, and an administrator will meet to review the nomination packet. A determination will then be made about the next step. The possible outcomes of this meeting include:

Any necessary testing will be completed in time for a determination to be made about placement within a few weeks of the initial match team meeting whenever possible.

Once a student is identified a High School Academic Blueprint will be created for the student to be reviewed by both the student and parents before it is finalized. This blueprint will be maintained on a yearly basis throughout the student's high school career.

Parent Advocacy for Gifted Students

NHCS Gifted Advisory Council

The establishment of this NHCS Gifted Advisory Council is a requirement of the school board and state-approved New Hanover County Schools Gifted Education Improvement Plan. Specifically, the Council monitors the timely and accurate implementation of all components of AIG, advocates, communicates and liaises with business and the community at large with respect to AIG, and presents, advises, and makes recommendations to the New Hanover Board of Education with respect to the improvement of the overall AIG program at the district level in a NHCS AIG Program Annual Report. Please refer to the NHCS Gifted Advisory Council Bylaws for additional information about the role of the GAC member.

The NHCS Gifted Advisory Council also requests that each school select a liaison to attend GAC meetings. A liaison can be a teacher, parent, or community member. The role and attendance of the liaison may be shared by two people at the school. The liaison’s responsibilities include: meeting attendance, sharing meeting notes and relevant issues with the school, as well as advocating for gifted education. If you are interested in serving as a school GAC liaison please reach out to the Gifted Education Specialist at the school you are interested in representing.

2023 - 2024  

NHCS Gifted Advisory Council (GAC) 

Meeting Schedule

September 11, 2023

October 9, 2023

November 13, 2023

December 11, 2023

January 8, 2024

February 12, 2024

March 11, 2024

April 15, 2024

May 13, 2024

All meetings are from 6:00pm - 7:00pm at: 

Spencer Boardroom

 1805 S. 13th Street

Wilmington, NC 28401

Listed below are additional websites for Parents.

DPI Division of Advanced Learning and Gifted Education

Institute for Educational Advancement

Duke Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP)

Hoagie’s Gifted Education Page

Hoagies' Blog for underachieving gifted

National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) 

NAGC Parent Tip Sheet

North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented (NCAGT) 

TAGFAM – Families of the Gifted and Talented

Supporting the Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)