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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2015 Summer Camp Fair

Each year, FCAG hosts a summer camp fair and publishes a catalog of summer programs and enrichment camps. The 2015 Summer Program Fair will be held on Thursday, January 8th, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. at Longfellow Middle School.

2015 Summer Camp Fair

January 8, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Longfellow Middle School
Lecture Hall
2000 Westmoreland St,
Falls Church, 22043

At the Fair, summer enrichment program representatives will exhibit their offerings, and the event is free and open to the public. An online version of the 2015 FCAG Summer Guide will be available in January. Summer enrichment program providers who are interested in exhibiting at the fair or advertising in the Summer Guide should e-mail fcagsummerfair@gmail.com.

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FCAG offered a panel discussion of the benefits and defining characteristics of the AP & IB Programs

IB & AP Programs: What's Best for Your Child?

FCAG presents an event that should interest parents of middle school and late elementary students!

We offer a presentation and discussion of the benefits and defining characteristics of the Advanced Placement (AP) & International Baccalaureate (IB) Programs with an emphasis on their applicability to gifted students and those who are performing at an advanced level.

Our distinguished group of panelists from the National Academy of Sciences, the National Research Council, and from the National Academy of Education will focus on national and international trends, while FCPS representatives will explain how the programs are applied in FCPS and how they impact our top students for college admissions and beyond.

Panelists:

  • LouEllen Brademan, Ph.D., Coordinator of Curriculum Integration and Management in the Office of PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction for FCPS.
  • Jay B. Labov, Ph.D., Senior Advisor for Education and Communications for the National Academy of Sciences and the National Research Council.
  • Kari Olsen, Director of Student Services, South Lakes High School, FCPS.
  • Thomas Rudin, Director, Board on Higher Education & Workforce; National Academies.

Moderator:

Michael Feuer, Ph.D., Dean and Professor, Graduate School of Education and Human Development The George Washington University President, The National Academy of Education.

December 10, 2014
7:00 - 8:30 pm
Kilmer Middle School
Lecture Hall
8100 Wolftrap Road, 22182

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FCAG testified for the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors' Budget Hearing for FY 2015.

Fairfax County Public Schools has asked for an increase of $59.4 million, or 2.5% increase overall, in its budget of $2.5 billion over FY 2014, and has requested a $98 million increase in transfer from the county. The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors has offered a $34 million or 2% increase in funding, leaving a budget deficit for FCPS. On April 10, 2014, FCAG testified for full funding of the FCPS FY 2015 budget while advising that the Board of Supervisors step back from linking the proposed increase in property tax rates from $1.085 to $1.105 to our schools' needs. FCPS is receiving a disproportionate share of increased Fairfax County revenues as decisions may be being influenced by other priorities. These other needs, including pension funding needs, reserve requirements, transportation costs, and debt service, are very important to understand since they are also driving the need for greater tax revenues. It is important for citizens to be informed of the changing financial position of Fairfax County. Here is the testimony.

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Calendar

Each year, FCAG hosts a summer camp fair and publishes a catalog of summer programs and enrichment camps.

2015 Summer Camp Fair

January 8, 2015
6:00 - 8:00 pm
Longfellow Middle School
Lecture Hall
2000 Westmoreland St,
Falls Church, 22043

News

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

FCPS has proposed deep cuts to deal with a large budget deficit.

 

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