Duplin County Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program Vision
The Duplin County Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program (DCAIGP) is dedicated to educating children by providing a stimulating educational environment “to prepare all students for career, college, and life success”. The gifted education program strives to offer rigorous, relevant, and balanced curriculum and instruction designed to meet the needs of academically and/or intellectually gifted students, thus enabling them to “excel in a globally competitive society”. (Quotes come from the Duplin County Schools Five Year Strategic Plan, 2011-2016)
We envision a school system where the administration, faculty, students, parents, and community work collaboratively to provide a safe, structured environment where a broad instructional focus will allow for the highest standards for academic excellence, lifelong learning, continuous improvement, and personal integrity. Our vision requires a cooperative relationship based on mutual respect and high expectations that will result in students achieving their unique potential in the pursuit of productive lifestyles.
Duplin County Schools uses the State of North Carolina definition for giftedness:
Gifted children and youth perform, or show potential for performing, at remarkably high levels of accomplishment when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment.
These children and youth exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas and/or specific academic fields.
These students require differentiated educational services beyond those ordinarily provided by the regular educational program.
Outstanding abilities are present in children and youth from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.
Source: State of North Carolina General Statute 115C-150.5.