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
    differentiated services.
  •  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
TCS Documents



Michele Brickhouse, Program Coordinator, (252) 796-8161 ext. 232


AIG School Representatives

Tyrrell Elementary- Sarah Exum

Columbia Middle- Sarah Fox

Columbia High- Jennifer Brickhouse