At American Renaissance School we offer an Academically Intellectually Gifted (AIG) program to students in grades 3-8th who qualify for AIG services. Students are provided instruction using the William and Mary curriculum, Jacobs Ladder higher order thinking activities and project based learning activities from an AIG teacher.
In order to qualify as Academically and/or Intellectually Gifted (AIG), students must meet three of the four following criteria (one must be CogAT score):
The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT) is a nationally standardized, norm-referenced test (NRT). The CogAT measures reasoning and problem-solving skills in three different areas: verbal, quantitative, and nonverbal.
Reasoning skills develop gradually throughout a person’s lifetime and at different rates for different individuals. Reasoning abilities are good predictors of success in school and are important outcomes of good schooling. CogAT does not measure such factors as effort, attention, motivation, and work habits, which also contribute importantly to school achievement.