Academically / Intellectually Gifted Program
The Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools offer different levels of advanced instruction to meet students' academic needs. Differentiation of instruction begins at the elementary level and continues through middle and high school. In our school system, the program for AIG students emphasizes development of advanced academic achievement and higher level thinking and reasoning skills. The focus for AIG students is on quality, not quantity. Although there is more work involved in participation in the program, the work is of greater depth, sophistication and maturity. Instruction in the AIG program is drawn from the curriculum guidelines in the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. Locally developed units of study enrich and accelerate the state curriculum to provide a challenging, rigorous learning experience. Schools have flexibility to design services to meet students' needs.
Enrichment Opportunity for Gifted Students
The Center of Excellence for Research, Teaching & Learning (CERTL) at Wake Forest School of Medicine announces The After School Acceleration Program or ASAP. ASAP is an acceleration program for academically talented students designed to provide opportunities to engage in higher order thinking development and challenging enrichment beyond what may be available in the classrooms. These sessions are modeled after the instructional methodology used to teach medical students at Wake Forest School of Medicine to ensure they become critically thinking problem solvers. The inquiry based approach to learning is proven to increase problem solving skills, team building skills and higher order thinking skill development.
For more information about the program, please visit www.wakehealth.edu/certl or call (336) 713-7723.