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AIG Newsletter
Published by Tessa Moore on June 7, 2019

AIG Newsletter

Deciding to take an AP course lets colleges and universities
know that you have what it takes to succeed in an undergraduate
environment. When admissions officers see “AP”
on your transcript, they know that what you experienced in
a particular class has prepared you well for the challenges
of college. Taking AP is a sign that you’re up for the most
rigorous classes your high school has to offer.

By taking an AP course and scoring successfully on the related
AP Exam, you can save on college expenses: most colleges
and universities nationwide offer college credit, advanced
placement, or both, for qualifying AP Exam scores.
These credits can allow students to save college tuition,
study abroad, or secure a second major. AP can transform
what once seemed unattainable into something within

Taking an AP course builds the skills you’ll need throughout
your college years. You give your mind a rigorous
workout while polishing up your time management and
study skills. You also get better at handling challenging issues
and problems, with the support of your AP teachers.
AP courses let you know what to expect during the next
phase of your educational journey, and help you build the
confidence to succeed.


AIG students must maintain mastery or
better in the area(s) they are identified.
Mastery for AIG services is defined to be a
“B” (80%) OR better in the Honors/AP
level courses. Students whose grades fall
below a “C” be placed on advisement and
a plan for improvement will be created. If,
after two quarters on advisement, a student
does not improve to a “C”, he/she will be
placed on inactive status in that area of
AIG identification until their performance
is again indicative of the need to be placed
back on active status.

1– Students must be enrolled in honors/AP
level courses in the area(s) of identification.
2– Students must maintain at least a “B” in
an Honors or AP level class in the area(s)
of identification.
3-All 9th, 10th & 11th grade AIG students
are required to maintain an academic portfolio
in their area(s) of identification.
These portfolios will be maintained by the
AIG consultant and kept in the AIG office
until spring semester of the student’s senior
year. Portfolios will be returned at the
AIG Senior Celebration in May. AIG
students must submit TWO ‘Best Products’
to the portfolio from their area of
identification on an annual basis. These
pieces will be collected during the last
marking period of the semester. These
products may include: research papers,
projects, essays, flash drives that contain
certain projects, tests, etc.

The International Festival of Raleigh provides a
comprehensive platform for local ethnic communities
and multicultural artists to present international
art in downtown Raleigh. The Festival’s artists are
both professional and amateur, and represent Raleigh’s
diverse population. More than 71 ethnic
groups participate to present a variety of high-quality
arts through dance and musical performances, ethnic
cuisines, dance, and global cooking workshops, visual
art, calligraphy, textile design, and cultural expression
from across the globe.

International Festival of Raleigh

Pictures of students on a trip

AIG juniors had the opportunity to visit the University of
North Carolina at Wilmington. Students met with admissions
officials and current students. Admission requirements,
Honors College, and other UNCW information
were discussed before the tour began. Stu-dents received
an up close look at college life by touring the campus,
which included lecture halls, the library, a model dorm
room, and sports facilities. AIG students dined in the
UNCW cafeteria and shopped at the bookstore.

Pictures of students visiting University of
North Carolina at Wilmington

AIG seniors visited WonderWorks in
Myrtle Beach, SC. WonderWorks is an
amusement park for the mind with
50,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”.
The attraction combines education and
entertainment with more than 100
hands-on exhibits that challenge the
mind and sparks the imagination.

AIG seniors visited WonderWorks in Myrtle Beach, SC.

AIG seniors visited WonderWorks
Myrtle Beach, SC.

WonderWorks is an
amusement park for the mind with
50,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”.
The attraction combines education and
entertainment with more than 100
hands-on exhibits that challenge the
mind and sparks the imagination.

     Maddening Myths
There are many misconceptions about what it means to be gifted. Here are a few
of the most common myths we’ve encountered over the years:
Myth #1: Gifted kids have it made and will succeed in life no matter what. They
don’t need any special help in school or anywhere else.
Fact: Everyone needs encouragement- and help- to make the most of their abilities
and succeed in life.
Myth #2: Gifted kids are good at everything they do.
Fact: Some gifted students are good at many things; others are exceptionally able
at only a few things. Some gifted students are also learning disabled, which
means that they might not be very good at schoolwork.
Myth #3: Gifted students must constantly be challenged and kept busy or they’ll
get lazy.
Fact: They might get bored, but they won’t necessarily get lazy.
Myth #4: Gifted kids are equally mature in all areas- academic, physical, social,
and emotional.
Fact: That would be convenient, but it’s not a reasonable expectation. (The Columbus
Group in 1991 found that gifted kids tended to be asynchronous in their
development. They are way above their age peers in cognitive development, are
highly sensitive for their age, but may lag behind in physical development and
socially they prefer younger kids or adults as companions.)