Welcome to Lewisville Elementary's page for Academically and Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program
Here you will find information about the AIG program and answers to the most frequently asked questions.
We have also included some links to sites that can provide you with more information about what it means to be AIG and how you can help your AIG child continue to progress and grow.
What does it mean to be gifted?
Academically/intellectually gifted children or youth perform or show the potential to perform at substantially higher levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience or environment.
Academically/intellectually gifted children and youth exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, in specific academic fields, or in both. Academically/intellectually gifted children or youth require differentiated educational 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 endeavor. (North Carolina's state law Article 9B's, definition of gifted students)
See our AIG Frequently Asked Quesitons for additional information.
USEFUL BOOKS FOR PARENTS
Here are some summer camps that may interest your gifted child.
Ferrum College Summer Enrichment Camp - This camp offers academic programs as well as social and recreational activities for students who are making As and Bs in school. Courses include Google Apps, Math Revolution, Corel Painter, and Crime Scene Investigators.
Camp Invention - This is a camp that will interest the budding scientist. You can go to their website to find the nearest camp.
by James T. Webb, Janet L. Gore, and Edward R. Amend Year Published: 3/28/2007
Raising a gifted child is both a joy and a challenge, yet parents of gifted children have few resources for reliable parenting information. The four authors of this award-winning book, who have decades of professional experience with gifted children and their families, provide practical guidance in areas such as: characteristics of gifted children; peer relations; sibling issues; motivation & underachievement; discipline issues; intensity & stress; depression & unhappiness; educational planning; parenting concerns; finding professional help; and much, much more.
by Sylvia B. Rimm Year Published: 10/28/2006
Parents get guidelines on how to determine if their children are unusually gifted, and how to prepare them for school. Here are recommendations to ensure that gifted children are sufficiently challenged in the classroom.
by Barbara Schave Klein Year Published: 10/12/2006
Raising Gifted Kids will help parents understand and cope with the obstacles they face in raising a gifted child, and help them make the best choices for their son’s or daughter’s growth and happiness.