Curricular Goals

Curricular Goals for Gifted Students

Buncombe County Schools’ vision is for students to reach their full potential and become successful, responsible citizens in a diverse, global society. Our Gifted Services Plan builds upon this foundation to ensure meaningful student growth through systems of support, comprehensive programming, and gifted advocacy. Populations of gifted students, including those from diverse cultural groups and across all economic strata, will accomplish career and college readiness to become productive, creative citizens capable of succeeding in their area of strength. The Gifted Services Program in Buncombe County Schools will prepare our students to be lifelong learners, effective citizens, and critical thinkers.

AIG Specialists in grades 3-8 will continue to enrich and extend SCOS goals and objectives. Additionally, AIG students will: 
  • Gain awareness of themselves as individuals who have unique academic and social-emotional needs.
  • Engage in meaningful work that strengthens independent, critical, and creative thinking skills.
  • Foster independence in identifying and solving meaningful problems.
  • Articulate thoughts and ideas effectively in increasingly complex contexts.
  • Think critically about humankind and demonstrate social responsibility in a global community.
  • Collaborate effectively with diverse teams to accomplish a common goal.
  • Commit to learning as a lifelong process and demonstrate accountability for one’s own learning.

In addition to grade-specific integrated concept based units, AIG specialists will teach lessons from each of the AIG Curricular Strands. Critical and creative thinking skills will be embedded within each strand.

AIG Curricular Strands

  • Social-Emotional Needs of Gifted Learners 
  • Humanities/ Literacy
  • Mathematical/ Logical 
  • STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Mathematics)