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How do I nominate my child for AIG services?

How are students identified AIG?

What is a Differentiated Education Plan?

Can you explain the acronyms used?

What programs are offered in Durham Public Schools to enrich my student's learning?

 

How do I nominate my child for AIG services?

Each K-8 school has an AIG Facilitator.  Ask to speak to that person so that you can complete the nomination form.  The AIG Facilitator and AIG committee at the school will then assess testing results that may already be in place or decide that further testing is needed. 

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How are students identified AIG?

Students are tested in 3rd and 6th grade using the Cognative Abilitities Test as a base line guide, but there is also documentations and checklists that need to be completed.  Contact your AIG Facilitator if you have further questions

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What is a Differentiated Education Plan (DEP)?

A Differentiated Education Plan is a document that clarifies the services that your student's school offers, and how the school will use those to meet the student's needs.  Below are examples of DEP's for each grade group.

                              K-2                              3-5                              6-8          

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Can you explain the acronyms used?

AA-Advanced Academics, the division of DPS that manages, maintains and accounts for the AIG student population
 
AIG-Academically/Intellectually Gifted, students who are identified as gifted through testing and/or other processes

CFGE-Center for Gifted Education located at William and Mary College

DEP-Differentiated Education Plan, the tool used to align teachers and parents to curriculum enrichment opportunities for students

DEPOT-Durham’s Enterprise Portal of Online Tools, web based sharing platform for DPS employees

DPS-Durham Public Schools, the local LEA referred to in the AIG plan

LEA-Local Education Agency

PAGE-Partners for the Advancement of Gifted Education, a parent based support group providing extra-curricular opportunities for students and parents in DPS.

PLC-Professional Learning Community, a meeting or platform for teachers and other school based personnel to collaborate

W&M-William and Mary Curriculum, a concept based unit plan guide for language arts grades 3-8

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What programs are offered in Durham Public Schools to enrich my student's learning?

There are specific instructional resources located in the school day, depending on the grade level.  There are also extra curricular activities that are provided.  You can see a list of all activities on the Programs Page.

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