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Welcome to AIG!

Welcome to ECS AIG (Academically or Intellectually Gifted) department.

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. In the state of NC, public school systems are mandated to identify and serve AIG students. Each district decides on how they choose to identify and service their AIG students.

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. See Article 9B.

Elkin City Schools provides students with challenging learning opportunities tha
t encourage higher level thought processes. Students who are academically and/or intellectually gifted may have special educational, social, or developmental needs which are not met in the regular program.  We recognize the ability and potential of these students and meet their individual needs with a variety of service options.