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Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG)

Vision for Dare County Schools Academically/Intellectually Gifted Services

AIG programming in Dare County Schools enriches academically advanced students with rigorous learning experiences that foster creative thinking while supporting intellectual, social and emotional success.

About AIG

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.
In North Carolina, state legislation mandates that public schools identify and serve academically or intellectually gifted (AIG) K-12 students. Each LEA determines how to identify and serve its own AIG student population. This honors local context and supports each LEA to do what is best for its own AIG student population. 

AIG School Contacts

School                      Coordinator         Phone Number
Cape Hatteras Secondary School          Jessica Polk (252) 955-5730
Cape Hatteras Elementary School Tami Harsh (252) 995-6196
First Flight High School Lisa Wheless (252) 449-7000
First Flight Middle School Triva Day (252) 441-8888
First Flight Elementary School Corinne West (252) 441-1111
Kitty Hawk Elementary School Rich Shope (252) 261-2313
Manteo High School Bailey Allison (252) 473-5842
Manteo Middle School Amber Nibe (252) 473-5549
Manteo Elementary School Helen Corbett (252) 473-2742
Nags Head Elementary School Kathy Heinrich (252) 480-8880