ACADEMICALLY OR INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED
North Carolina has legislation that mandates identification and services of AIG students. This legislation was passed in 1996 and is entitled Article 9B, Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students (N.C.G.S. § 115C-150.05-.08). Article 9B provides a state definition for Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) students and requires local education agencies (LEA) to develop three-year AIG local plans with specific components, to be approved by local school boards and subsequently sent to the State Board of Education and Department of Public Instruction (DPI) for review and comment. Article 9B is the current legislation mandating identification and services for gifted education K-12 in North Carolina.