Information and Resources for Families

Screening and Referral Processes
Mass Screening 
 The AIG staff annually conducts a formal mass screening in grades 3-8 to establish a broad-based pool of students who may need differentiated services. The following guidelines are used in the mass screening:  (1) 85th percentile or higher on the third grade Cognitive Skills Ability Test (COGAT), and (2) 85th percentile or higher on grades 3-8 NC EOG reading and/or math tests. Students meeting these criteria are placed into our Screening Pool.  
 
 
 Referral for AIG Services
 
Students may be referred for AIG services by the parent(s), guardian(s), or school personnel. Students may also refer themselves. Upon receiving a referral, AIG Specialists will contact parents 

AIG Curricular Goals (3-8)

AIG Specialists in grades 3 – 8 will continue to enrich and extend SCOS goals and objectives. Additionally, AIG students will:

-Gain awareness of themselves as individuals who have unique academic and social-emotional needs.

-Engage in meaningful work that strengthens independent, critical, and creative thinking skills.

-Foster independence in identifying and solving meaningful problems.

-Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively in increasingly complex contexts.

-Think critically about humankind and demonstrate social responsibility in a global community.

-Collaborate effectively with diverse teams to accomplish a common goal.

-Commit to learning as a lifelong process and demonstrate accountability for one’s own learning.


In addition to grade-specific integrated concept based units, AIG specialists will teach lessons from each of the AIG Curricular Strands. Critical and creative thinking skills will be embedded within each strand.

AIG Curricular Strands: 

-Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners 
-Humanities/ Literacy 
-Mathematical/ Logical 
-STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and
 Mathematics)

2016-2019 BCS AIG Plan
https://www.buncombeschools.org/cms/One.aspx?portalId=92531&pageId=238744 

Parent & Student Resources which address the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Students

 Essential Links for the Parents of Gifted Children
 
 Social and Emotional Aspects of Giftedness - from the Hoagies Gifted Education Page
http://www.hoagiesgifted.org/social_emotional.htm 

Using Books to Meet the Social and Emotional Needs of Gifted Children 

NCAGT - National Association for the Gifted and Talented website
http://www.ncagt.org/

Duke TIP

The Duke University Talent Identification Program (Duke TIP) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving academically gifted and talented youth. As a world leader in gifted and talented education, Duke TIP works with students, their families, and educators to identify, recognize, challenge, engage, and help students reach their highest potential.

Children with advanced intellectual and academic abilities continually perplex and challenge educators and parents. Duke TIP is committed to serving this unique group of students by providing services and programs beyond what is offered in the classroom to meet the individual needs of gifted children.

Click here for information on Duke TIP opportunities for 4th-6th graders.