HCPS Academically and Intellectually Gifted Program
Henderson County Public Schools are committed to meeting the needs of all learners, including the highly capable. Our Academically and Intellectually Gifted Plan provides for services to students in K-12th grade and is approved by the State of North Carolina’s Department of Public Instruction.
Programs extend and enhance the North Carolina Standard Course of Study. AIG Specialists are employed to serve each elementary, middle and high school by screening, advocacy, consulting and teaching. An AIG Committee at each school oversees identification which includes mass screening at the third and sixth grades. Referrals may be made by students, family members or teachers and are received by the site-based AIG Committee.
To contact the AIG Specialist at a particular school or view information about services, use the links below.
Robin Atwell – Mills River Elementary & Upward Elementary
Maggie Decorah – Atkinson Elementary
Lynne Fender – Etowah Elementary & Fletcher Elementary
Leslie Fields – Glenn C. Marlow Elementary & Hillandale Elementary
Jayne Jennings – Clear Creek Elementary & Sugarloaf Elementary
Tori Shaffer – Dana Elementary & Edneyville Elementary
April Summey – Bruce Drysdale Elementary & Hendersonville Elementary