AIG Program

Vision for Buncombe County Schools

Academically/Intellectually Gifted Services

Advanced learners in Buncombe County Schools will be challenged with academic rigor, empowered by collective advocacy, supported via collaborative systems, and engaged in problem-based critical thinking.

Our Gifted Services Plan builds upon this foundation to ensure meaningful student growth through systems of support, comprehensive programming, and gifted advocacy. Populations of gifted students, including those from diverse cultural groups and across all economic strata, will accomplish career and college readiness to become productive, creative citizens capable of succeeding in their area of strength.

The Gifted Services Program in Buncombe County Schools will prepare our students to be lifelong learners, effective citizens, and critical thinkers.

Talent Development (3rd grade) and AIG Curricular Goals (grades 4-8)

AIG Specialists in grades 3–8 continue to augment and extend NCSCOS goals and objectives during enrichment class instruction. Talent Development and AIG students are expected to:

● Gain awareness of themselves as individuals who have unique academic and social-emotional needs.
● Engage in meaningful work that strengthens independent, critical, and creative thinking skills.
● Foster independence in identifying and solving meaningful problems.
● Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively in increasingly complex contexts.
● Think critically about humankind and demonstrate social responsibility in a global community.
● Collaborate effectively with diverse teams to accomplish a common goal.
● Commit to learning as a lifelong process and demonstrate accountability for one's own learning.

AIG specialists plan and implement lessons from each of the four AIG Curricular Strands:
❖Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners
❖Humanities/ Literacy
❖Mathematical/ Logical
❖STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics)