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Identification Process

For questions regarding Mount Airy City Schools
Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) services, please contact:
Penny Willard - Director of Grants and AIG - 336-719-6710
pwillard@mtairy.k12.nc.us 

AIG Team Identification Process

This process takes place during the student's summer transition from second to third grade. Students are then nurtured or served based on individual needs in third grade. Official AIG identification occurs at the beginning of the fourth grade, if applicable. 
The flow chart below demonstrates the process the AIG team goes through to identify students for the academically and gifted (AIG) program. The requirements for the team to identify students is a simple process and looks like this:
  1. Evaluate data such as the CogAT test results, BOG/EOG scores, benchmark results, in-class observations, math entrance exam, check-in data, and the Renzulli inventory assessment
  2. Create a list of students who demonstrate potential for success in the AIG program
  3. Present the names of students being nominated to the AIG team along with appropriate evidence for placement
  4. At this point, the AIG team reviews the information and makes an informed decision on a case by case basis.  Should the team identify a child as gifted, they will begin AIG services based on that school's AIG services that align with the Mount Airy City Schools AIG Plan. Upon identification, each AIG child will also have a Differentiated Education Plan (DEP) created for their individual needs that is developed by the teachers that serve the child. If the team does not believe the AIG program is the right fit for a student, the teacher(s) will continue to monitor the student's progress and the teacher can recommend the student be assessed by the AIG team at a later date, if applicable. 

 

Referral Process   
Teacher Referral Process 
Parent and Student Recommendation Process
The flow chart below demonstrates the process parents and students are to go through to nominate students for the academically and gifted (AIG) program. The requirements for parents and students to identify students is a simple process and looks like this:
  1. Parent or student contacts the guidance department with their concern. Together the AIG team, with parents and the student, sit down to discuss the basis for this request and to discuss the requirements
  2. The AIG team then must evaluate data, as indicated above
  3. At this point, the AIG team reviews the information and makes an informed decision on an individual student basis. If the team does not believe the AIG program is the right fit for the student, the teacher and team will have to create a Differentiated Education Plan (DEP)