The Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program provides a rewarding experience for students who perform, or show potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared to others of their age, experience or environment. AIG students receive specific education services beyond those ordinarily provided by the traditional educational program.
With AIG, outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata and in all areas of human endeavor. We aim to identify students from every walk of life who qualify for AIG services. The goal is to provide opportunities to fully develop each learner's potential.
There are various Gateways by which a student can be identified for AIG services. Each third grader takes the CogAT test as a WCPSS benchmark which is also used to screen for AIG identification. Parent informational meetings are held at the beginning of the school year to provide details on the identification process and to answer any questions.
WCPSS also offers reciprocity for students transferring from other school districts in which the student was identified for gifted services. Please contact Mrs. Thayer Workman about this process and to submit documentation from the former school.
Talent Development Program
Beginning in 2020, students who have been evaluated for AIG may also be placed in the new Talent Development Program. Information will be sent home to parents for those students who qualify for this program.