Fairfax County Association for the Gifted

Fairfax County Association for the Gifted

Building a community of advocates for gifted children and connecting the people and programs that support them.


The Fairfax County Association for the Gifted (FCAG), is a non-governmental, non-profit organization of parent and student volunteers that supports educational programs for advanced academic students. FCAG's primary activity is advocacy for gifted students. In addition to advocacy, FCAG hosts meetings with distinguished speakers that are free and open to the public, sponsors math contests such as the AMC 8 and AMC 10, and annually hosts a Summer Camp Fair. FCAG also publishes newsletters and hosts a free, online, interactive Yahoo discussion group with over 2000 participants. You do not need to be a resident of Fairfax County to join the organization.

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Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About AAP but Didn't Know to Ask

Speaker:Kirsten Maloney, K-12 Coordinator of Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) in Fairfax County Public Schools

Date:Wednesday, September 18, 2019, 7pm-8:30pm (Meet and greet starting at 6:30 pm with light refreshments)

Place:Pohick Library (6450 Sydenstricker Rd, Burke, VA 22015)

Cost:None! This is a free event, but you must register and space is limited (details below).

FCAG is delighted to host Kirsten Maloney as our first speaker of the 2019-2020 school year. This is a great opportunity for parents of elementary school students looking to enter the Advanced Academics Program (AAP), or who want to better understand AAP options. Hear directly from FCPS's AAP Coordinator and from parents of AAP students about the process and the experience of advanced academics in our county.
Topics include:
  • What is AAP? What do gifted education opportunities look like in FCPS for K-2, upper elementary, middle school, and high school students?
  • What do Levels I, II, III, and IV mean? How is the curriculum different?
  • What are Local Level IV programs and Level IV Centers?
  • How are students identified to receive services?
  • What role do parents play in referring students for advanced services?
  • How do you apply from outside of FCPS (private school or moving to area)?
  • What deadlines do parents need to know?
  • Learn your acronyms: What is the CogAT®, NNAT®, GBRS, an AART?
  • If your student isn't identified for AAP Level IV, what do you do next?

Have a question to submit for our discussion? Email it to president@fcag.org

Please register by sending attendee's name(s) to fcagevents@gmail.com. This event is open to all, even if you're not a paid member of FCAG, however members get priority registration at FCAG events. Join or find out more. Space is limited so register now.

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