AIG Department

  • AIG Screening & Testing Update

    We have drafted a letter to tell families more about how our screening, testing, and identification have been adapted to address spring school closures. Download our family letter in English or Spanish.  For more information, view the executive summary of the UCPS School Board approved Spring School Closure AIG Addendum in English or Spanish

    Contact the AIG Teacher at your child’s school about AIG Screening.  If you are unsure of who that is, ask the office personnel and leave a message. 

    If you prefer, you can email us at


    What is the Purpose of the AIG Program?

    The purpose of the AIG program is to serve the needs of students with high ability and/or aptitude for learning. The program provides differentiated instruction and other curriculum approaches beyond that of the general education classroom.  Services include acceleration options, replacement curriculum options, opportunities for individual interest development, and development of higher-level critical thinking skills focused around depth and complexity of curriculum content. 

    • The program has a variety of service options such as cluster grouping, subject and grade acceleration, and advanced subject grouping of gifted learners.  
    • There are a variety of enrichment opportunities, including academic competitions, field trips, fine arts activities, problem-solving investigations, special interest clubs, and summer enrichment opportunities provided at each school.  
    • The program supports the early identification of potentially gifted learners in grades K-3 in order to provide enrichment opportunities.

    The identification process considers different combinations of multiple criteria, including aptitude indicators, achievement indicators, and student performance indicators.  Students must meet the UCPS School Board approved identification criteria in order to qualify for services.


Dr. Cynthia Hogston

Dr. Cynthia Hogston

  • Director of Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) and Federal Programs

    Director Phone: (704) 296-0823

AIG Announcements

  • It can be difficult to find the answers that you need regarding gifted services.  Your first access point is the AIG teacher at the school.  If you don't know who that is, ask the person who answers the phone and/or works the front desk at the school's main office. 

    You can ask questions, make requests for screening, and/or find out more information about gifted services.  AIG teachers check the inbox daily.  Please allow 24-48 hours for a reply.

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