I am Bobbie Jo Sampson McLean, the (AIG) Academically & Intellectually Gifted teacher serving Magnolia, RB Dean and WH Knuckles. I am at Magnolia every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. RB Dean teaching every Tuesday and WH Knuckles every Thursday of each week.
What is AIG? The Public Schools of Robeson County defines gifted students as those who perform or show potential for performing at high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. Giftedness may also manifest itself in ways other than academics-areas such as creativity, leadership, and the arts should be considered as part of the total program. These gifted children and youth exist within all ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic groups. These students, by exhibiting a high performance capability-intellectually or academically-require differentiated services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular education program.
What is Nurturing? K-2 Nurturing program offers enrichment and higher order thinking skills for those students in kindergarten through 2nd grade who are currently working above grade level. It helps develop thinking strategies and further introduces students to convergent, divergent, visual, and evaluative thinking.
AIG testing begins in third grade. Below you will find some helpful information about the AIG referral process and nurturing guidelines.