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Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

1. What does it mean to be “gifted”? Academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show potential to perform at high levels of achievement when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically gifted students require differentiated education services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program.

2. At what grade level are most students admitted into the AIG program? Most students enter the program during third grade. Students who demonstrate an extreme need for differentiation can be identified in grades K-12.

3. Is it possible for a child to place out of AIG? It is recommended that in cases where there is evidence that a gifted student’s performance is below expectations, that a team including teachers, counselors, principals, parents and students will meet to determine if a change in service is in the best interest of the student. After reviewing the options available, the team will make changes to the DEP or develop an Individualized Education Plan which addresses the needs of the student and specifies the academic support and/or intervention that will be put into action to help assure success for the student.

4. How are AIG students served in high school? Students self-select Honors and Advanced Placement Courses in high school and these classes are noted on their annual Differentiated Education Plan. If students choose not to enroll in Honors and/or AP classes they will be exited from the AIG program.

5. If my child was receiving gifted services in another school district, does that mean he/she will automatically continue

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