Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools

Academically / Intellectually Gifted


Gifted Education in ECPPS


Academically or intellectually gifted students show potential for performing at high levels when compared with others of their age, experience, or environment. These students exhibit high performance capability in intellectual areas and/or specific academic and talent fields. Outstanding abilities are present in students from all cultural groups, across all economic strata, and in all areas of human endeavor.

It is the belief of Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools that outstanding academic abilities exist in all ethnic, geographic, and socioeconomic groups. Students that have an exceptional academic or intellectual potential must be recognized, challenged, and nurtured through differentiated services beyond those which are ordinarily provided by the regular education program.

Services for these students must be part of the overall educational program that supports excellence for all students. This can best be accomplished through the provision of differentiated services that match each student's gifted characteristics.

The Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Schools' district AIG Plan has been developed to provide appropriate programs for gifted students. Only when there is collaboration and communication among schools, parents, and the community will the potential of our gifted be realized.


Upcoming AIG events:


AIG Expo

Thursday, February 27th — 6:00pm - 7:00pm
River Road Middle School Gymnasium
1701 River Road - Elizabeth City

AIG students from all ECPPS schools will have displays to showcase what they have been learning in their AIG classes.

A representative from ECSU will also be there with information about their summer camp opportunities for students.

Community members, parents, students and teachers are invited to this event!

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ECPPS District-Wide Elementary Geography & Spelling Bees

Thursday, March 26th
Museum of the Albemarle - Gaither Auditorium
501 S. Water Street - Elizabeth City

Geography Bee — 6:00pm
Spelling Bee — 7:00pm

Participants need to arrive 15 minutes prior to the start of their individual competition.