• Who do I contact if I have questions?

    We highly recommend that you contact the school and ask to speak to the AIG teacher.  If your child is in high school, contact the school counselor. The front office personnel should be able to direct you.  If you'd like to contact the program coordinators, testing specialists, or acceleration specialist, email the AIG department at helloaig@ucps.k12.nc.us.

    If you have questions over the summer, it may be helpful to review the FAQ section on this page.  Email all inquiries to aigsummertesting@ucps.k12.nc.us.  

    Helpful Resources Available for Download

    Sometimes just having some specific information makes all the difference.  Each of the recommended links below were created in partnership with our AIG Parent Advisory Council (PAC).  The Handbook on Parents' Rights & Responsibilities is meant to be a one-stop shop for making the decision about whether or not gifted services are appropriate for a student.  The identification criteria lay out the school-board approved requirements of identification.  The AIG glossary is to help navigate some commonly used terms by educators. 

    1. Handbook on Parents' Rights & Responsibilities in Gifted Education (English) (Spanish)
    2. UCPS Identification Criteria (English & Spanish)
    3. AIG Glossary

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What kind of program does the Union County Public Schools have for gifted children?

  • Which schools offer gifted programs in UCPS?

  • My child is in the gifted program in their current school. Will they be placed in the gifted program when we transfer to Union County?

  • How does a student qualify for gifted services in Union County?

  • How do I get my child screened for gifted services?

  • How do students withdraw from the AIG program if it is no longer a good fit?

  • How does UCPS define Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG)?

  • When are UCPS students screened for the AIG program?

  • I have an EC child. Can they still qualify for gifted services?

  • What type of curriculum is used in the gifted program?

  • How can I help prepare my child for AIG testing?

  • What is the process for appealing the placement decision?

  • I am interested in early kindergarten for my preschooler.  What is the process?

  • What is the difference between Intellectually Gifted (IG), Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AI), and Academically Gifted (AG, AM, AR)?

  • What websites do you recommend for parents?