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ACADEMICALLY OR INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED

ACADEMICALLY & INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED :: LEGISLATION

NORTH CAROLINA ACADEMICALLY OR
INTELLECTUALLY GIFTED PROGRAM


Enacted July 1996 (N.C.G.S. § 115C-150.05-.08)

  1. Legislation, 1996, Article 9B , Academically or Intellectually Gifted Students, N.C.G.S. § 115C-150.05-.08

  2. Overall Statute and Definition from Article 9B
    The General Assembly believes the public schools should challenge all students to aim for academic excellence and that academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishments when compared with others their age, experience or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated education services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human behavior.

  3. Major Components of Article 9B
    1. Directs State Board of Education to develop and disseminate guidelines to use in developing plans.
    2. Directs State Board of Education to provide on-going technical assistance to LEAs.
    3. Directs local Boards of Education to develop and approve local AIG plans which identify and serve AIG students, allowing LEAs greater control and flexibility.
    4. Requires local Boards of Education to develop local AIG plans including the following components:
      1. Screening, identification and placement,
      2. Programs and services in a variety of settings to meet the diversity of identified students,
      3. Measurable objectives aligned with curriculum and evaluation of improved student performance,
      4. Professional development,
      5. Program evaluation,
      6. Involvement of school, parents and community,
      7. Personnel to implement plan, and
      8. Procedures to resolve disagreements.
    5. Requires local AIG plans to be submitted to the State Board of Education for review and comment.
    6. Directs local Boards of Education to considers comments of State Board of Education.
    7. Indicates local AIG plans remain in effect no longer than three years.
    8. Directs local Boards of Education to submit any amendments of plan during three-year period to State Board of Education for review and comment.