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AIG Overview

 
 Rutherford County Schools defines Academically or Intellectually Gifted students as individuals who perform or show 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 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. (NC State Definition of AIG Students, Article 9B)
 

What is AIG?

In North Carolina, state legislation mandates that public schools identify and serve academically or intellectually gifted (AIG) K-12 students. Each LEA determines how to identify and serve its own AIG student population.

 

AIG Students:

  • Perform or show potential to perform at higher levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience, or environment.
  • Exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or both.
  • Require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular education program.