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Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program

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. These students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program.
Please contact your school’s AIG Specialist or the AIG Coordinator if you have questions about our program.

AIG Identification and Local Information

WCS AIG Plan (2016-2019)

AIG Identification Process Chart

Local AIG Newsletter (Winter 2019)

North Carolina Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program Standards

Parent Brochure - English

Parent Brochure - Spanish


AIG State and National Information

Dispelling the Myths of Gifted Education

NC Dept. of Public Instruction Academically or Intellectually Gifted

North Carolina Association for Gifted and Talented

National Association for Gifted Children

Duke University Talent Identification Program

Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted (SENG)

The Association for the Gifted (TAG)


Elementary AIG Specialists

Lucama, Jones, Hearne – Beth Barnette

Wells, Gardners, Vick - Christel Dermer

Vinson-Bynum, Frederick Douglass, Winstead – Sarah Winbourne

Rock Ridge, Lee Woodard, Barnes – Rebecca Wise

New Hope, Stantonsburg – Misty Watson


Middle School AIG Specialists:

Toisnot, Springfield - Danny Barnes

Speight, Forest Hills – Leigh Anne Howard

Darden, Elm City – Cheryl Johnson


High School AIG Specialists:

WECA, WAAT, Beddingfield – Danny Barnes

Hunt – Leigh Anne Howard

Fike – Cheryl Johnson