Academically or Intellectually Gifted (AIG) Program

Wayne County Public Schools
Academically or Intellectually Gifted Program
AIG Information

The Wayne County Public School System is committed to educating all children by providing a nurturing educational environment ensuring that students become life-long learners who are sufficient, productive citizens.  This commitment includes identifying and meeting the needs of gifted students.  By offering rigorous academic/intellectual opportunities, Wayne County Public Schools encourages gifted students to work to their maximum potential and to become successful, global citizens.

*The late registration deadline is one week earlier if you are registering by mail.


Young Scholars Program

High School Essay Contest

Our application for high-achieving 7th grade students is now open. Eligible students should apply on our website by March 14, 2019.

Click here for an overview. 

 If you have questions, please contact your AIG Specialist or Amy Williams at 919-580-3669.



High School Essay Contest

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit is seeking submissions for its 2019 essay contest. Students are invited to consider and share their thoughts on the question: “How has the right to freedom of speech established for public school students in the Supreme Court case of Tinker v. Des Moines evolved in the 50 years since it was decided?”


The contest is open to all students currently in grades 9-12.  Essays are limited to 1,000 words and must be submitted by April 15, 2019.  Students have the opportunity to win one of three cash prizes: first place, $2,000; second place, $1,500; and third place, $1,000.  Winners will be announced in July, and travel will be provided to the court’s Constitution Day event in September 2019. See additional information and instructions on how to submit an essay.

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