Graham County Schools

Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Services

Graham County Schools AIG Program Vision

The mission of the Graham County School system is to provide an environment, which fosters responsible, well-educated and highly skilled citizens who can compete in the 21st century. The Graham County Board of Education believes all children deserve an education that utilizes and enhances their academic or intellectual talents. We, the Graham County School System, believe that expanded opportunities for students who are academically gifted must be an integral part of an overall educational program, which emphasizes excellence for all students.

The specific vision of this AIG Plan is to nurture and challenge the unique gifts that each child with advanced skills possesses, to intensely stimulate their thinking and creative problem solving and to prepare them to be leaders in an ever-changing, demanding global society.

Throughout our program, we will strive to encourage high expectations through collaboration and staff development opportunities among teachers, parents, administrators and the community members as we endeavor to facilitate a creative learning environment for our highly able students.

As we progress through the 21st century, we must equip all students with the necessary skills to be lifelong learners. Through implementation of a challenging academically or intellectually gifted education program, we will have the unique opportunity to help shape the future, one student at a time.

For more information contact:

Cullin Buchanan, AIG Coordinator

(828) 479-9830 ext. 3024

Tonja Styles, AIG Specialist

(828) 479-9850 ext. 2112