2021 - 2022 School Year
Whiteville City Schools - AIG - All Day, Every Day!
Welcome to the school year!
Vision: EMPOWERING ALL STUDENTS TO REACH THEIR MAXIMUM POTENTIAL FOR LIFELONG LEARNING AND PRODUCTIVE CITIZENSHIP.
Visión: capacitar a todos los estudiantes a alcanzar su máximo potencial productivo PARA EL APRENDIZAJE PERMANENTE Y LA CIUDADANÍA.
Mission: EVERYONE COMMITTED TO THE SUCCESS OF ALL STUDENTS
Misión: Todos COMPROMETIDOS CON EL ÉXITO DE TODOS LOS ESTUDIANTES
Academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both 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. (From Article 9-B)
Definición - Estudiantes con talentos académicos e intelectuales desempeñan o demuestran su potencial para realizar niveles muy avanzados de logros cuando se comparan con los de otros estudiantes que son de la misma edad, o que tienen la misma experiencia y medio de desarrollo. Estudiantes con talentos académicos e intelectuales demuestran habilidades de alto rendimiento en áreas intelectuales, campos académicos específicos o en ambos campos académicos y áreas intelectuales. Estudiantes con talentos intelectuales y académicos necesitan servicios educativos más avanzados y diferentes a los programas de educación regular. Se hacen presentes habilidades extraordinarias en estudiantes de todo tipo de grupos culturales, niveles económicos y en todo tipo de áreas que el ser humano sea capaz de desarrollar. (Del articulo 9-B)
North Carolina Gifted Law (Article 9B)
For twenty-five years North Carolina has been a leader in advocacy and legislation for providing an appropriate education for academically gifted students. In August 1996, the General Assembly passed new legislation which changed gifted education in the state. The law, Article 9B, created a multi-tiered system of responsibility and accountability for building a foundation for North Carolina's gifted children. All parts of the foundation — the State Board of Education, the Department of Public Instruction, the local board of education and its system's administration, teachers, parents, and the community — must work together to support the state's high-potential children. The students themselves have also been given responsibility for using the options and support available to them and for working to demonstrate successful performance. (NCAGT website - www.ncagt.org )
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 Whiteville City Schools AIG program is committed to meeting the educational needs of students with special gifts, talents and abilities found in all ethnic, geographic and socioeconomic groups.
The AIG program integrates gifted education into the total school program through service options that are flexible, dynamic and inclusive. The array of service options support individual growth at varying levels of ability. Multiple criteria are used in the identification process to appraise student need for differentiated services.
The curriculum goals of the AIG program are to differentiate and enrich the NC Standard Course of Study, develop abstract thinking and reasoning skills, encourage creative thinking and problem solving, and to foster self-directed learning processes which encourage advanced students to develop to their fullest potential as 21st century learners.
Each year, the identification/placement teams at the elementary and middle schools review multiple sources of data to determine the best placement for current AIG students and to consider new AIG placements for the upcoming school year. Stakeholders can submit a student's name to the school's AIG specialist for possible consideration as placement in the AIG Program. In order for a student to be placed in the Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program, the placement criteria must be met.
If a student has been identified in another state or county and moves to Whiteville City Schools, official documentation of prior referral and services must be provided to the school AIG teacher. Once official documentation has been received, the AIG teacher will contact the parent/guardian(s) to arrange a meeting. At this meeting, placement paperwork will be completed and a Differentiated Education Plan will be developed to determine the appropriate services.
Per SENATE BILL 1541 Article V, students from military families who move into the Whiteville City Schools district and who were identified in a previous system may continue to receive services upon receipt of official documentation showing prior referral and identification as gifted.
If you have questions or concerns about the AIG program or your child's AIG services, please contact:
EES - Mrs. Charmin Strickland, AIG Specialist, 642-3121
CMS - Mrs. Michelle Strickland, AIG Specialist, 642-3546
WHS - Mrs. Olivia Scott, AIG Specialist, 914-4189
Mrs. Katie McLam, WCS AIG Coordinator, 642-4116 ext. 1235