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Spring Hill Middle School's AIG Magnet Program has served Scotland County's Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students since it's construction in 1998.  These students are often curious about the world around them, absorb material quickly, and may take longer to complete projects due to a heightened attention to detail.
  One of our main goals is to provide our AIG students with a rigorous, challenging, and engaging curriculum guided by talented, certified teachers and surrounded by students who are high achievers.

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."

NC AIG Program Standards

"The NC AIG Program Standards have been developed to serve as a statewide framework and guide LEAs to develop, coordinate, and implement thoughtful and comprehensive AIG programs. These standards reflect Article 9B (N.C.G.S. § 115C-150.5-.08) and nationally-accepted best practices in gifted education. Furthermore, the AIG Program Standards help ensure that the needs of AIG students are met and the potential of AIG students is optimally developed."

Spring Hill Middle School
Academically or Intellectually Gifted
Magnet Program

North Carolina's AIG program is designed to empower students with outstanding abilities. Gifted students enjoy and grow in environments with
  • Problem based learning
  • Practical, hands-on lessons
  • Technology enhanced, in depth investigations
  • High level class discussion

 Problem (or Project) Based Learning

Students collaborate to solve complex real-world problems. Through this investigative process, students not only acquire knowledge but also develop problem-solving, reasoning, evaluating, and communication skills.

Communication & Presentation

Working both collaboratively and in competition through debate and discussion, students delve deeper into complex subjects to achieve the depth of understanding necessary to form and defend educated opinions on complex subjects.

A Balanced Approach
Proven to Succeed

 North Carolina's AIG program empowers students to explore, investigate, and discover a deeper understanding in every subject.

Certified AIG teachers work in teams of two at each grade level to provide advanced content in  

  • English Language Arts
  • Math
  • Science
  • Social Studies
Every course employs the latest technologies to provide a richer experience at every stage of learning.  These same technologies enable students and teachers to collaborate throughout the process from conception to completion.