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.
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Dr. Cynthia Hogston
Director of Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) and Federal Programs