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Academic & Intellectually Gifted

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Gifted all day, every day!   Program Vision

The Alleghany County School System's Academically or Intellectually Gifted Education Program is part of a continuum of services that promotes and supports the academic achievement of all students while emphasizing appropriate educational opportunities for the academically/intellectually gifted child. The AIG 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 future-ready in a globally competitive world.   Alleghany County Schools' focus is on leveraging a high-functioning instructional team that includes an AIG Coordinator to build teacher capacity in terms of pedagogy and best practices for gifted learners. We believe that every teacher should have the tools, strategies, and support necessary to advance learning opportunities for our AIG student population.

State Definition of AIG Students, Article 9B (N.C.G.S. § 115C-150.5) 

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.   The AIG students in Alleghany County Schools are served by the AIG Coordinator and Instructor, Mrs. Kayla Lyall.   


Melissa Fitzgerald
Director of Student Support Services
Alleghany County Schools