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Academically/Intellectually Gifted in North Carolina

Public schools in North Carolina are required by state legislation to identify and serve academically and intellectually gifted (AIG) students in grades K-12. Local LEAs are empowered to determine how students will be identified and served.

State Definition of AIG Students (Article 9B)
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.
AIG Program Standards
The AIG Program Standards play a critical role in the development of local AIG programs and plans. These standards, which have been approved by the State Board of Education, are embedded below or may be accessed by clicking the PDF file linked below.