Academically & Intellectually Gifted

(AIG) Program


Southern Wake Academy

Welcome to Southern Wake Academy’s Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program. In this reference guide, you will find information regarding SWA’s AIG Program including the identification pathways. If you have further questions, please contact

Mrs. Michelle Baker, AIG Coordinator, at

Article 9B

North Carolina State Definition and Legislation for Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students

§ 115C-150.5. Academically or intellectually gifted students.

The General Assembly believes the public schools should challenge all students to aim for academic excellence and that 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. (1996, 2nd Ex. Sess., c. 18, s. 18.24(f).