Academically / Intellectually Gifted
What is AIG?
Academically or intellectually gifted (AIG) students perform or show the potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experiences or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both the intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students 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. (NCDPI)
Tyrrell County’s AIG Vision
- To create a learning environment that values and nurtures the development of intellectual ability,
creativity, problem solving and decision making and encourages all students to develop to their fullest
- To provide an identification process that uses multiple criteria to appraise student need for
- To provide a variety of program options through the Service Delivery Plan (K-12) which supports the
individual development of academic skills, interests, talents, and social/emotional needs of gifted students.
- To provide flexible pacing procedures that allow students demonstrating mastery to move through the
curriculum at their own pace.
- To utilize school and community resources to meet the diverse needs and interests of identified
- To provide highly qualified personnel to help students become more independent, self-directed
Michele Brickhouse, Program Coordinator, (252) 796-8161 ext. 232
AIG School Representatives
Tyrrell Elementary- Sarah Exum
Columbia Middle- Sarah Fox
Columbia High- Jennifer Brickhouse