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250 County School Rd. | Lexington, NC 27292 phone Phone: 336-249-8182 phone Fax: 336-249-1062
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DCS Curriculum and Instruction



Department Overview 


The goal of the Academically/Intellectually Gifted Program

is to provide a challenging and rigorous educational experience

for advanced level students. Gifted Education will be integrated

into the total school community by actively involving educators,

students, parents and the community in extending and enriching

the learning opportunities of advanced learners. The DCS AIG

Department provides AIG Specialist support at each school. Our

program is structured around the NC State AIG Program Standards:

Identification, Differentiated Curriculum, Professional Development, Comprehensive Schoolwide Programming, and ongoing Program


Deana Coley
Deana Coley
Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction

Curriculum & Instruction Primary Focus


DCS provides a high quality and innovative instructional setting that ensures

all students are prepared for today’s globally competitive environment.

Major responsibilities of the department include:

Maintain and revise the Pre-K–12 curriculum to ensure alignment with North Carolina’s Standard Course of Study, including Common Core Standards and the North Carolina Essential Standards in the following areas:

  • Career and Technical Education
  • Fine Arts
  • Health and Physical Education
  • English, History/Social Studies, and Foreign Language (Humanities)
  • Junior Reserve Officers' Training Corps (JROTC)
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) 
Kristi Hutchins
Kristi Hutchins
Administrative Assistant

Provide direct support for instructional services that meet the needs of

students through:

  • Advanced Studies
  • Pre-Kindergarten Programs
  • Remedial Education
  • Response to Instruction and Intervention
  • Virtual Learning


Support the design and delivery of customized learning experiences for students through:

  • Advanced Placement (AP) Courses
  • North Carolina Virtual Public School (NCVPS) 

Provide direct support for schools to facilitate effective implementation of:

  • Davidson County Schools' K-12 curriculum alignment 2.0
  • Provide a framework for continuous achievement
  • Create and deliver professional learning that ensures fidelity of curriculum and research-based instructional strategies application across all schools
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