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 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. (NCDPI)
Who is eligible to receive AIG services?
District AIG Contact, Leslie Ledford
AIG K-5 Coordinator/Teacher, Chanda Bias
AIG Test Coordinator and 6-8 Coordinator/Teacher, Tonia Forrister
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!