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Academic Enrichment and Intervention

Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG)
In July of 2009, the State Board of Education adopted Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program Standards for North Carolina. These Standards encompass six principle standards: Student Identification, Curriculum, Professional Development, Programming, Partnerships, and Accountability. These standards articulate the expectations for quality, comprehensive, and effective local AIG programs. The Nash-Rocky Mount Public School System’s Academically or Intellectually Gifted Education Program is a part of a continuum of services that promotes and supports the academic achievement of all students while emphasizing appropriate educational opportunities for the academically or intellectually gifted child. We believe that students from all cultural and socioeconomic populations can exhibit exceptional abilities and are committed to providing an appropriately differentiated instructional program responsive to the abilities and needs of all gifted learners to prepare them to be globally competitive in the 21st Century.
All students in grades K – 3 started the year involved with Convergent Thinking Activities that focused on deductive and analytical thinking skills during the first six weeks. These lessons are part of A.I.M.s (Activating Inquisitive Minds), a new program being implemented in all elementary schools by the AIG Department. Based on the strengths showed during classroom investigations, students were nominated to participate in small cluster groups that work together periodically during the 2nd and 3rd grading periods to further investigate the focused thinking skill. These small group sessions are led by the school’s AIG Facilitator and are approximately 30 minutes in length. This process will be repeated during the second semester focusing on a new thinking skill.
Students in grade 4 and 5 that have been identified as gifted are served in several ways. Classroom teachers in Reading and Math will be receiving in-service training to address the needs of academically gifted students they teach. These students also meet with the AIG Facilitator on a weekly basis for further differentiated instruction.
We are excited about working with your child in this AIG program!
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Mrs. Janet Pridgen, AIG Facilitator, during regular school hours.
Contact: Janet Pridgen