Academically Intellectually Gifted (AIG)

Our mission is to ensure a standard of academic excellence by providing a nurturing environment
that allows each child to reach their fullest potential as students and citizens.

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):

  • EOG in Math and/or Reading—90% or higher
  • Final Grade in Math and/or Reading—90% or higher
  • Teacher recommendation
  • Aptitude test—CogAT—90% or above in verbal, non-verbal, or quantitative

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.

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