Advanced & Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Programs

  • AIG  

    SPARK Camp being held June 19 – 22, 2017 for rising AIG 4th through 8th graders is currently full. Should that change this website will be updated. 

    To see the list of SPARK sessions, click here.

    DPS Summer Scholars AP Camp -The Summer Scholars Camp for AP Students will help prepare students for the challenges of a college level course. An Advanced Placement course may be unlike any other you have taken because of the depth of material you will cover. Join the camp and develop skills that apply to all AP courses and have some fun while learning. To apply, please click here.

    Do you have an advanced learner?
    Durham Public Schools recognizes that students learn in many different ways, and at a variety of levels. Advanced and intellectually gifted (AIG) students will find rigorous programs that challenge and develop their unique gifts and learning styles. The AIG programs in Durham Public Schools begin with assessments as early as second grade, and continue throughout elementary and middle school. Once a student enters high school, a wealth of advanced placement courses, and other special programs, are available. 

    So how does a student qualify for AIG services?

    Parents can nominate their children for AIG services by completing a form, available from each school's AIG facilitator. Students are tested in 2nd and 6th grades, and after the nomination form is complete, those results are reviewed. The school's AIG facilitator and an AIG committee will then determine if the student is eligible for AIG or if he or she should be assessed further.

    The Department of Advanced Academics strives to design, guide and promote rigorous programs that challenge the advanced and gifted learners of Durham Public Schools. The Department will ensure that all DPS students have access to programs and courses that enhance and broaden opportunities for further education and career success. 

    Elizabeth Cross
    Director of Advanced Academics
    (919) 560-2029  x21029 

    Laura Parrott
    Coordinator of Advanced Academics
    (919) 560-2000 x21303