Program VisionThe Alleghany County School System's Academically or Intellectually Gifted Education Program is a part of a continuum of services that promotes and supports the academic achievement of all students while emphasizing appropriate educational opportunities for the academically/intellectually gifted child. The AIG program believes that students from all cultural and socioeconomic populations can exhibit exceptional abilities and is committed to providing an appropriately differentiated instructional program responsive to the abilities and needs of all gifted learners to prepare them to be globally competitive in the 21st Century. Over the next three years, members of the ACS Instructional team will actively work together to further strengthen our program at all levels to be more comprehensive, challenging, and effective as defined by Article 9B, guided by the North Carolina AIG Program Standards and reflected in nationally-accepted best practices in gifted education. This district level team will also work with school level AIG teams to build the program. Alleghany County Schools will focus on leveraging a high-functioning instructional team to help build teacher capacity in terms of pedagogy and best practices for gifted learners. Our AIG Coordinator will be a critical member of this district-level team as we move forward and transform our program. We believe that every teacher should have the tools, strategies and the support to differentiate instruction and grow AIG students.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 AIG students in Alleghany County Schools is served by the AIG Coordinator and Instructor, Mrs. Kayla Layll.
Missey R. Weaver
Academically and Intellectually Gifted Director
Alleghany County Schools