For questions regarding our Mount Airy City Schools
Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) services please contact:
Penny Willard 336-786-8355
This page is currently being revised. Mount Airy City Schools (MACS) implemented the new AIG plan that will serve our district from 2019-2022. This plan has been approved by the MACS Board of Education in July 2019. The new plan, in its entirety can be accessed by following the links below.
North Carolina Policy
The State of North Carolina has implemented policy regarding gifted education. This is found in article 9B, 115C-150.5 , in essence state our state mandates schools serve our gifted population and has provided for six different standards and practices which should be implemented in each of the LEA's. These include the following:1. Student Identification2. Differentiated Curriculum and Instruction3. Personnel and Professional Development4, Comprehensive Program within a Whole School Community5. Partnerships6. Program Accountability.Additional information regarding the state policy can be found in theNorth Carolina Public Schools Documents. These include both the standards and practices for each standard.
The federal government recognizes there are students in our classrooms who exhibit extraordinary skills in all areas. No Child Left Behind gave the individual states the option to determine how to best meet the needs of the gifted children. Therefore, there is NOT a federal mandate with regards to gifted education. You can learn more about the National Association for Gifted Children online.
The district AIG plans can be viewed by clicking the links to the PDF documents below.
1) Mount Airy City Schools AIG Plan for 2019-2022 (this plan was Board of Education approved July 2019).
2) Mount Airy City Schools AIG Plan for 2016-2019