To discover, nurture, and develop the potential in all students, the Catawba County School System endeavors to meet the diverse cognitive and affective needs of gifted children through high quality educational experiences. These services address the unique needs of gifted students who exist within all ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic groups. Therefore, we believe the school system, parents, and community have a shared responsibility to provide a quality education for gifted students that includes an emphasis on 21st Century Skills, enabling our gifted students to be productive citizens in a global society.
State Definition of AIG Students, Article 9B
(N.C.G.S. § 115C-150.5)
Academically or intellectually gifted students perform or show the 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 high performance capability in intellectual areas, specific academic fields, or in both the intellectual areas and specific academic fields. Academically or intellectually gifted students require differentiated educational 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.