The mission of the Chapel Hill-Carrboro City Schools Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program is to challenge and nurture each of our advanced learners with differentiated educational experiences that will enable them to grow academically.
WHO DOES THE PROGRAM SERVE?
The CHCCS Gifted Program serves advanced learners who perform or show the potential to achieve academically. We believe students' abilities can be develop with hard work and dedication. Every child deserves to have learning experiences that challenge them and move them forward.
HOW ARE ADVANCED STUDENTS SERVED?
There are five service options in CHCCS to meet the needs of advanced learners.
The Talent Development services are provided for kindergarten and grade 1 students. No nomination is needed for this service; all K-1 students will participate. Talent Development seeks to encourage and develop students' critical thinking and problem solving skills.
Academic Nurturing and Enrichment (NE)
NE services are provided for grade 2-5 students who demonstrate the potential to achieve academically above grade level. Gifted Education Specialists (GES) collaborate with classroom teachers to provide rigorous, high level learning experiences to students.
Gifted Education (GE)
GE services are provided for students who demonstrate achievement in reading and/or math that often exceeds the expected level of performance at their grade level. Gifted students are provided differentiated instruction and extension experiences based on demonstrated need. Services are provided by the classroom teacher and supported by the Gifted Education Specialist (GES). (Nominations grades 3-12)
Highly Gifted Education (HGE)
HGE services are provided for students who demonstrated achievement in reading or math consistently exceeds the expected grade-level performance before instruction. Highly Gifted students are served by classroom teachers supported by the gifted specialist. They receive specialized services in the area of need as described in their individual Differentiated Education Plan (IDEP). (Nominations Grades 3-12)
Learning Environment for Advanced Programming (LEAP)
LEAP is provided for select students who have demonstrated profound learning needs, consistently two grade levels above their own, necessitating a setting different from their grade-level classroom. LEAP is a district level program housed in district-designated schools. This is provided for qualifying students in grades 4-8. Gifted certified teachers serve these students in self-contained classrooms. (Nominations grades 3-7 for services the following school year.)
HOW ARE STUDENTS NOMINATED FOR GIFTED SERVICES?
The referral (nomination) process is ongoing in grades 2-12. Students are nominated by school screening, parents, community members, or self-nomination (older students).
Classroom teachers and/or the GES use school-administered assessments including a standardized aptitude test at grade 3, EOG test results (grades 4-8) and a variety of school-based achievement measures to determine whether a student demonstrates a need for gifted services. Parents are notified and given the option to pursue further assessment for gifted services.
Parent, Community Member, Self-nomination
Parents and/or other members within the community may nominate a child based on qualifying aptitude and/or achievement tests, a student portfolio or identification in a previous school district. Nomination forms can be obtained below or from the Gifted Education Specialist at your child's school.
The Gifted Education, Highly Gifted Education and LEAP nomination deadline is January 30, 2015. Nomination forms and more specific information about all gifted opportunities are available below. Please refer to the available information and documents before submitting nominations.
Elementary School English
For Academic Nurturing, Enrichment/Gifted Education and LEAP Services
For Gifted Education Services and LEAP
For Gifted Education Service, grades 9-12
HOW CAN I GET
information read The Parent Guide to
Gifted Education in CHCCS or:
Contact the Gifted Education Specialist at your child’s school.
Contact your child’s Classroom or Team Teacher.
Contact your child’s School Administrator.
Use the “Contact Us” link at http://www.chccs.k12.nc.us/groups/gifted-education
Contact the Coordinator
of Gifted Programs firstname.lastname@example.org
Contact Gifted Education