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. You do not need to be a resident of Fairfax County to join the organization.
FCAG's mission is to build a community of advocates for gifted children, and connect the people and programs that support them.
Serves as a resource for parents in locating materials relevant to all students, including advanced academic learners and other gifted students.
Hosts an online user group with more than 2100 members to allow for free, open discussion of matters relating to our school district as well as gifted education overall.
Sponsors programs featuring nationally known speakers or local education leaders discussing pertinent topics of interest.
Compiles a Summer Academic Programs and Enrichment Camp Guide. This unique guide lists both local and national programs designed to challenge and enrich children's summer experience. The Guide (which can be found on the FCAG Publications page) is sent to all FCAG members every winter. FCAG also sponsors an annual Summer Academic Programs and Enrichment Camps Fair for the general public every winter.
Serves on the Advanced Academic Programs Advisory Committee (AAPAC).
Presents testimony to the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors and the Fairfax County School Board on a variety of educational issues such as budget and curriculum.
Publishes newsletters for members about timely issues in gifted education, hints for helping students at home, and resources for developing students to their fullest potential. Past newsletters can be found on the FCAG Publications page.
Monitors legislation and regulations affecting the education of all students with an emphasis on gifted/talented programs.
Maintains and updates this web site to provide the general public with access to past newsletters and the last Summer Academic Programs and Enrichment Camp Guide, as well as links to other web sites on gifted education and students.
Participates in the Fairfax Education Coalition, a network of parents, teachers, and community members dedicated to strengthening public involvement with Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS). For more information see: http://www.fairfaxeducationcoalition.org
here for the FCAG History.