Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG)


Cherokee County Schools believes that Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students deserve rigorous, differentiated, high-quality instruction all day, every day. A free appropriate public education for gifted learners means an emphasis on growth and talent development for all advanced learners. We believe that the best way we can support the needs of our gifted students is to provide all teachers with quality professional development and educational resources to help guide their ability to differentiate and provide rigorous high-level instruction that meets the needs of all students. Gifted students excel when they are welcomed, educated, and challenged amongst their peers and they deserve to learn in a school environment where they are regularly and consistently challenged to excel socially, emotionally, and academically.


What is AIG?

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 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. (NCDPI)


Who is eligible to receive AIG services?


AIG Standards

District AIG Contact, Ruby Cutshaw
AIG Test Coordinator and Specialist, Melissa Reid
Contact Information 
AIG News and Announcements 
Congratulations to MMS AIG SmartTank team! They received the highest funding award at the regional SmartTank competition on March 2!
Congratulations to Gracie Mock and Chloe Decker on their acceptance to the North Carolina Governor's School this summer!