Academically/Intellectually Gifted

Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted Programs

Gifted Education Department Contact Information

Tammy Brown
Chief Academic Officer
Office: Newton-Conover City Schools
Phone: 828.464.3191  

Cheryl Rhea
AIG Coordinator
Office: Newton-Conover Middle School Address: 873 Northern Dr NW, Conover, NC 28613
Phone: 828.464.4221  Ext. 115  

Scottie White
AIG Teacher
Office: Newton-Conover Middle School Address: 873 Northern Dr NW, Conover, NC 28613
Phone: 828.464.4221  Ext. 115 

Academically/Intellectually Gifted Education

Services for children who are academically/intellectually gifted must be part of an overall educational program supporting excellence for all students. These students must have a continuum of services in grades kindergarten two through twelve which address their needs. Recognition of academically/intellectually gifted student must cross all cultural and economic strata. Potentially academically/intellectually gifted students from culturally diverse or economically disadvantaged families and students with disabilities need early learning experiences that are appropriately stimulating and educationally challenging.

Identification of Gifted Students
Newton-Conover City Schools has initiated a process for nomination of potential candidates for differentiated services using multiple criteria. This process includes screening, student search, nomination, committee review, and service options match.  Aptitude and achievement test scores, a Gifted Behavior Scale, grade performance, and other indicators are utilized in the identification process.

Transfer students who have been previously identified or show potential for participation in differentiated service options will be reviewed for local eligibility based on individual needs.

Possible Service Options for Gifted Students


  • Subject grouping in Math or Reading

  • Cluster grouping

  • In-class flexible grouping

  • Cross-grade grouping

  • Pullout gifted classes in fourth and fifth grades

Middle School:

  • Advanced classes in Math, Language Arts, and Science

  • Cross-grade grouping

  • Course acceleration

  • Dual Enrollment

High School:

  • Honors and Advanced Placement courses in English, Math, Science, Social

  • Studies, Foreign Language, and Fine Arts

  • Dual enrollment

  • Participation in special schools in North Carolina