Caswell County Schools and the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction define gifted students as follows:
"Academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show potential to perform at substantially high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Academically or intellectually gifted students exhibit higher performance capabilities in intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated education 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." (Article 9B, the North Carolina State Constitution)
Caswell County AIG Program Vision:
The Caswell County Board of Education, school leadership, parents, students, and community strive to create a learning environment committed to providing an education that develops maximum potential in all students.
Caswell County AIG Program Stakeholder Beliefs:
- Gifted children, existing in all ethnic, geographic, and socio-economic groups, have learning needs different from other students of their age, experience, or environment.
- Giftedness develops through diverse, appropriate, and on-going learning experiences and environments that incorporate the academic, psychological, and social needs of students.
- An array of service options that teach, challenge, and expand knowledge should be offered, while emphasizing the development of independent and self-directed learners.
It is our belief that on-going staff development in the Gifted Education Program ensures that service options are delivered by qualified personnel and that collaboration among teachers, parents, administrators, and community members can best determine the most effective services for our students. Caswell County Schools provides opportunities to improve student performance and achievement through appropriate insturctional services and will continue to identify and nurture abilities in order that all students are prepared for our global society.