• High School Programming
    When it comes to gifted students in HS, it is certainly a much different landscape than the previous direct services provided by the AIG Teacher.
    This does not mean a student is no longer gifted when they leave the direct service they have received through elementary and middle school. In the high school setting, there are no "AIG teachers".  However, PCS does employ an Acceleration Advisor that supports HS AIG Students. As far as courses offered, High Schools offer both honors, Advanced Placement, and College-Career Promise (CCP) course options that can challenge AIG students.  We encourage gifted students to challenge themselves by taking these advanced courses.  Taking these higher-level courses may also open doors for maximizing the number of university programs that will find a college application more appealing.
    Grades matter in high school.  What courses a student takes matters in high school.  Putting these two things together can either open or close a door to a preferred university, so choose wisely. 
    See below for a general guide for choosing courses that open the most university doors.   
    Acceleration Options:
    Credit by Demonstrated Mastery is a way for a student to gain course credit without taking the standard level course.  Through a 2 Phase process, students have the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of a course.  Phase 1: Students must score a 90% or higher on the course exam.  Phase 2: Students must create an artifact and present it to the school based CDM Committee.  Upon successful completion of this process, students will earn a pass "P" on the HS transcript.  The student gains credits but not quality points toward their GPA.
    Pitt County Virtual Academy also provides an online learning pathway to assist students with accessing the courses they need to further their education.  More information can be found "here" about PCVA.  PCVA provides a way for students to take additional courses in their schedule or access courses that may not be offered on the school campus.
    Pitt County Schools also employs an Acceleration Advisor to support HS gifted students and provide scheduling support above that which the school counselor may provide.
    Sarah Woodward
    Acceleration Advisor
Last Modified on October 3, 2019