It's Spring Screening Time
As the first semester comes to a close, the AIG Department begins its spring screening. Spring screening is a time where data is collected on every student at UCPS in grades 3-7. These data points are compared to our identification criteria to provide further recommendations to families after the school year ends.
If a student qualifies for gifted services or has met the criteria for a referral to summer testing, families will be notified. All other students will be automatically included in the spring screening process of the next school year.
We've created a couple of videos to help address some of the more frequently asked questions by parents.
If a family has questions about the screening process as it relates to their child, contact the school and ask to speak to the AIG teacher.
Students in grades 8-11 can self-nominate for an AIG screening by talking to their school counselor.
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.
Questions about AIG & High School?
We've put together a planning document to aid in choosing the best path to graduation for AIG and Advanced Students. The Spanish version is coming soon.
Refer to the 2023-24 High School Program of Studies for general questions.
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