Academically Gifted Services
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; coursework offers greater depth, sophistication and maturity. Locally developed units of study enrich and accelerate the state curriculum to provide a challenging, rigorous learning experience. Schools have flexibility to design services that meet students' needs.
Framework For Delivery Of Services
From kindergarten through second grade, the classroom teacher bears primary responsibility for differentiating instruction, assisted by the school’s AIG Specialist. In grades three through eight, the formal Academically/ Intellectually Gifted Program is offered to students who demonstrate mastery of grade level work and the aptitude to move beyond regular coursework to achieve mastery at a faster pace.
Two different levels of advanced instruction are available to qualifying students. The AG Program serves eligible students for a part of the day with instruction in advanced Mathematics and Language Arts; when a student is not receiving AG services, the classroom teacher will continue to differentiate instruction as appropriate to meet students’ needs for more challenging work.
The HAG Program is an all-day, self-contained program in which students experience an accelerated curriculum.
Academically / Intellectually Gifted and Advanced Learning Programs
Winston-Salem/Forsyth Co. Schools
P.O. Box 2513
Winston-Salem, NC 27102-2513