• The Public Schools of Robeson County is dedicated to providing the highest level of knowledge and skills in order to prepare students for productive participation in an ever-changing and highly complex society. Recognizing that each student must achieve a year's growth for a year's work and that each student has varying needs, interests, and abilities, this commitment includes identifying and meeting the needs of academically and/or intellectually gifted students through an array of services provided by the AIG program and the regular education program.

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    Failure to help the handicapped child reach his potential is a personal tragedy for him and his family; failure to help the gifted child reach his potential is a societal tragedy, the extent of which is difficult to measure, but which is surely great. How can we measure the sonata unwritten, the curative drug undiscovered, the absence of political insight? They are the difference between what we are and what we could be as a society.

    James J. Gallagher
    Kenan Professor, UNC-CH

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