Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG)
According to the North Carolina definition of giftedness, academically or intellectually gifted students perform, or show potential for performing, at substantially high levels of accomplishments when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Gifted students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by regular educational programming. Outstanding abilities are present from all cultural groups, across all economic strata and in all areas of human endeavor.
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.
The Academically or Intellectually Gifted Education program believes that students from all cultural and socioeconomic populations can exhibit exceptional abilities and is 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. Over the next three years, members of the AIG Department will actively work together to further strengthen our program at all levels to be more comprehensive, challenging, and effective as defined by Article 9B, guided by the North Carolina AIG Program Standards and reflected in nationally-accepted best practices in gifted education.