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Academically/Intellectually Gifted (AIG)
Related Documents:
WCS AIG Plan (2016-2019)
AIG Program Standards
AIG County Newsletter Winter 2018
Additional Pages:
AIG Identification
AIG Parent Brochures
Discovery Day
Myths About Gifted Education
Parental Statement of Rights - Step by Step

Wilson County Schools is dedicated to providing quality identification procedures, program services, and accountability for its Academically/Intellectually Gifted program.  Please contact your school’s AIG Specialist or the AIG Coordinator if you have questions about our program.


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.


AIG Specialists

Elementary School Specialists:

Lucama, Jones, Hearne – Beth Barnette

Wells, Gardners, Vick - Christel Dermer

Vinson-Bynum, Elm City, Winstead – Sarah Winbourne

Rock Ridge, Lee Woodard, Barnes – Rebecca Wise

New Hope, Stantonsburg – Arlinda Summerlin

Middle School Specialists

Speight, Springfield - Vacant

Toisnot, Forest Hills – Leigh Anne Howard

Darden, Elm City – Cheryl Johnson

High School Specialists:

WECA, Beddingfield – Vacant

Hunt – Leigh Anne Howard

Fike – Cheryl Johnson


Please follow the links below for more information about AIG in North Carolina and Wilson County Schools:

NC Dept. of Public Instruction Academically or Intellectually Gifted

NC AIG Program Standards

Wilson County Schools AIG Plan

North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented

National Association for Gifted Children

Duke University’s Talent Identification Program

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

The Association for the Gifted (TAG)

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