If you have questions or concerns about the AIG program or your child's AIG services, please contact Dr. Allison Ormond, AIG Lead Teacher for Rockingham County Schools at 634-3209, extension 49221.
Each spring, the identification/placement teams at the elementary and middle schools review multiple sources of data to determine the best placement for current AIG students the next year and to consider new AIG placements for the upcoming school year. No student is exited from the program unless it is requested by the parent. Any parent, teacher, student, or community member who has academic knowledge of a student can submit a student's name to the school's Instructional Coach for possible consideration as placement in the AIG Program. In order for a student to be placed in the Rockingham County Schools' Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Program, the placement criteria must be met.
The vision and mission of Rockingham County Schools' AIG program are in alignment with the district's vision and mission.
Vision 2020 Statement
The Rockingham County Schools' Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program will empower each child to be a life-long learner, equipped to contribute in a changing, complex society.
Through effective relationships with family and community partners, the Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program of the Rockingham County School district will provide a safe, dynamic, nurturing, and innovative learning environment in which each child has the opportunity to reach his/her highest potential. To do this effectively, elementary, middle, and high schools will strive to identify and meet the unique educational needs of gifted students who come from all ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic groups. The cultivation of potential in this population must be enhanced through an appropriate match of differentiated services to individual needs as we strive to prepare the students for success in the 21st century. The program encourages critical thinking, creative thinking, and problem solving, while also addressing the social and emotional needs of the students.
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.
As the AIG Department continues to meet our students' needs, we welcome suggestions and comments. Please contact Dr. Allison Ormond - firstname.lastname@example.org.