Academically Gifted Program
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The Fred J. Carnage Middle School AG Basics program is based on research showing that academically gifted students have exceptional potential which must recognized, nurtured, challenged, and expanded.
The philosophy of the AG Basics program is implemented through curriculum and instructional strategies that provide differentiated services to match students' gifted characteristics.
Fred J. Carnage Middle School has one AG team at each grade level. Academically Gifted students receive differentiated educational services in the four core areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies.
A full-time AG resource teacher coordinates the program at Fred J. Carnage Middle School, providing support and assistance to both AG teachers and their students.
Who are the Highly Gifted?
Highly gifted children are often found as a result of extremely high scores on an individually scored IQ tests, generally above the 140 IQ range. Others may be prodigies in areas such as math, science, language and/or the arts. Profoundly gifted children can score in excess of 170 IQ. Highly gifted children demonstrate characteristics such as the extreme need to:
- Learn at a much faster pace.
- Process material to a much greater depth.
- Show incredible intensity in energy, imagination, intellectual
prowess, sensitivity, and emotion which are not typical in the
The child of 160+ is as different from the child of 130 IQ as that child is different from the child of average ability. Current research suggests that there may be higher incidence of children in this high range than previously thought. Due to their unique characteristics, these children are particularly vulnerable. Highly gifted children need a specialized advocacy because very little has been done to develop appropriate curriculum and non-traditional options for these children.
For more information:
Contact Cheryl A. Zelek, AG Specialist
Fred J. Carnage GT Magnet Middle School
Phone: 919-856-7618 email@example.com