Grades 7-8 Core Services

AIG students identified in reading and/or math will be clustered with a minimum of 10 identified students with AIG licensed teachers or teachers with local credentials.  Intellectually gifted students will be clustered based on the strengths and needs identified in their Differentiated Education Plans (DEP). Students are clustered with other high achieving students for instruction in Math and English/Language Arts.

AIG students will receive explicit and direct instruction from the AIG Specialist in a separate setting (45-60 minutes per week) for the purpose of implementing the AIG curriculum that supports and extends the NC Common Core State Standards.

Students will not be required to complete assignments missed in the regular classroom while receiving AIG services.

 Activities in Grade 7
  • Conflict – a concept-based unit on understanding conflicts, past, present, and future
  • Part 2 of a 3-year concept-based unit on financial literacy
  • Use of digital technology to create an authentic project
  • AIG Awareness
 Activities in Grade 8
  • My Place in the World – a concept-based unit on self-direction and understanding
  • Part 3 of a 3-year concept-based unit on financial literacy
  • Use of digital technology to create an authentic project
  • AIG Awareness

Differentiated reading and math curriculum are provided by the regular classroom teacher who holds AIG local credentials or an AIG license. This class will cover advanced content and be delivered at a faster pace.

The AIG Specialist may serve students by co-teaching or assisting the regular classroom teacher with planning differentiated instructional units.

and/or

The AIG Specialist may provide small group instruction to meet the unique needs of AIG students (ie. accelerated math, novel studies, EOG prep, research, social-emotional needs, organizational skills, contest/competition preparation, etc.)

and/or

The AIG Specialist may offer academic advisement in group or individual settings. The emphasis may include study skills, time management, career exploration, or course selection. Extra curricular activities that extend the classroom experience may be explored.