Academically or Intellectually Gifted
The Surry County School System believes it is our responsibility to identify, nuture, and develop the potential of each student. We recognize that gifted students exhibit behaviors that are different from other students of like age, experience, or environment, and we realize students in all ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic groups exhibit these exceptional abilities. Therefore, we are committed to meeting the needs of a diverse population of students providing a broad array of service options designed to maximize the opportunities for students to develop and manifest gifted behaviors. We encourage continuous staff development and collaboration among teachers, support staff, parents, administrators, and community members. We believe this will provide an environment that develops responsible, productive, contributing, well-educated, highly skilled citizens who can compete and be successful in a rapidly-changing world.
Academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specifically 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 endeavor.
For more information:
- Governor's School of North Carolina
- National Association for Gifted Children
- LD Online
- Resources for AIG Teachers and Parents
- Duke TIP