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 Academic Programs and Enrichment 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.

Join FCAG to support these efforts!

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Newsfeed and Online Discussion

Visit the FCAG Yahoo Groups Discussion Page.

Follow us on Twitter at @FCAGifted

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FCAG BOARD POSITIONS OPEN!

Please nominate yourself or someone you believe would be right for a bigger role in FCAG's future and the future of programs for gifted children in our area. Even if you have not been on a board like this before, or are not sure if you have enough experience with FCAG, you should know that if you are passionate about what we do, you should go for it. Many of our current board members had little experience before joining the FCAG board.

You can use this nomination form.

All Officer positions are open! Our current Officers must move on because our Bylaws limit serving in a particular role for more than two years. Fill it out and send it to Grace Becker by April 30.

If you are not sure you are ready to be an Officer, how about putting your name in for a Board seat? Our Board works on writing testimony, responding to FCPS and FCPS School Board policy, and working on events and other committees. Especially if your children are still in elementary school, it is relevant and important for you to stay involved as your children will be in AAP for several years.

We also need Board Members and 1-2 Camp Fair Leads. The Camp Fair is a fun way to work your own project, at your own pace.

Please consider helping FCAG help others like yourself!

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2015 Summer Camp Fair

Summer is coming with its longer days and warm, serene evenings. Summer is also a time to challenge children with experiences out of the ordinary. Many colleges, schools and private organizations offer summer programs tailored especially for gifted youngsters of all ages such as Fairfax Collegiate, Stanford University,and other programs offered in 2015. A listing does not imply an endorsement by FCAG.

Each year, FCAG hosts a summer camp fair.The 2015 Summer Program Fair was held on Wednesday, January 28th , 2015 from 6:00-7:30 p.m. at Longfellow Middle School. At the Fair, summer enrichment program representatives exhibited their offerings, and the event was free and open to the public. The 2015 FCAG Summer Fair exhibition list is available. A listing does not imply an endorsement by FCAG.

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ESSENTIAL LIFE SKILLS
FOR TWICE EXCEPTIONAL LEARNERS:
TOOLS FOR SOCIAL & ACADEMIC SUCCESS

February 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm
Luther Jackson Middle School

Panelists:

  • Dr. Carol Horn, K-12 Coordinator, Advanced Academic Programs, FCPS
  • Dr. Karin Varblow, M.D., board-certified pediatrician with expertise in Behavioral Pediatrics and treating children with ADHD
  • Michael Bloom, Coordinator, PreK-12 Special Ed Instruction, FCPS

The unique needs of Twice Exceptional, or 2e learners, can be challenging for everyone, especially the 2e student. Have you ever wondered why your gifted child or another child you know struggles when he/she should be smart enough to "figure it out?"

The presentations are posted here:

Calendar

Please join FCAG open house for an informal gathering on March 22, 2015 from 5:00 to 6:30 pm at the home of Rebecca Goldin (FCAG At-Large Board Member).

News

FCAG was invited to be part of the TJ Admissions Advisory Group for FCPS. Read FCAG's newsfeed for more information.

 

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