FCAG Activities

FCAG 2022 Summer Camp Center

- Meet representatives from summer programs of all varieties, from adventure day camps to rigorous academic programs

- Choose from daytime or residential programs

- Pick up literature from each program, and get your copy of the FCAG Summer Enrichment Catalog

- Take advantage of early bird discounts

- Find summer programs for kids from kindergarten through grade 12

Event Date: Tuesday, March 1 at 7-8:30 pm

What Does a Foundation in Computer Science and Engineering Look Like for the Gifted?

Tuesday, February 8th

Event Presenter: Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science

Please click here to register.

Identifying and Serving Profoundly Gifted Students

Tuesday, March 15th

Event Presenter: Davidson Academy (University of Nevada at Reno)

Please click here to register.

Understanding the National Merit Competition

Tuesday, April 19th

Event Presenter: Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science

Helping your Gifted Child Avoid the Summer Slide

Tuesday, May 24th

Event Presenter: Ideaventions Academy for Mathematics and Science

Painting Party with "Paint the Town"

Tuesday, June 7th

Event Presenter: FCAG

Past Events

A High School Roadmap

Tuesday, January 11th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm EST

Owner/Founder, Great Expectations College Prep

Wondering what colleges expect of you over the next four years? Unsure which classes to take, which extracurricular activities to pursue, or how standardized testing factors into the current test-optional landscape?

Join us for a FREE 90-minute webinar led by Great Expectations College Prep founder Jen Kaifesh, who will break down the key elements of a college application and share how to best set yourself up for success. Learn how to stand out from other applicants by creating an application that is both authentic and unique. Armed with an understanding of what lies ahead, you will come away feeling confident and prepared to maximize your time in high school.

Whether you are an incoming freshman unsure where to start or a current high school student looking to make the most of your remaining time, discover concrete steps that you can take now to strengthen your future application and make the entire process less overwhelming. Parents and students are both welcome and encouraged to attend!

For more information, please contact president@fcag.org.

2021 Summer Camp and Enrichment Fair (Virtual)

Due to the pandemic, the 17th Annual Summer Camp and Enrichment Fair was held online. Thank you to our vendors who supported FCAG.

Pursing Math and Science Inside and Outside the Classroom
Panel Discussion: Science, math and computer science teachers from schools across Fairfax County.

Date:Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 7 0pm - 8:30pm

Place:Luther Jackson Middle School (3020 Gallows Road, Falls Church)

Cost:None! This is a free event. No registration required.

Join us for this panel discussion where we will discuss:
  • How do kids find in school and out of school opportunities for student research and mentorship?
  • How do students get involved with science fairs or find a good project?
  • What sort of science clubs/activities can students do, and what can they expect if those clubs aren't available at their school?
  • What opportunities exist outside of school and how do you find out about them?
  • What's the etiquette for talking to teachers about projects beyond the classroom?

    There will also be time allowed for audience questions for the panel.

2020 Summer Camp Fair
FCAG held our annual Summer Camp Fair on January 25, 2020 from 3pm to 5:30pm at McLean High School. Over 350 people attended to visit with approximately 45 camps.

College Knowledge Sooner
Presenter:Dr. Nancy Levonian, Lives Under Construction

Date:Thursday, November 7, 2019, 6:30pm - 8:30pm

Place:Burke Center Library (5935 Freds Oak Road, Burke)

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

On November 7th, FCAG is pleased to host Dr. Nancy Levonian of Lives Under Construction as she compares options for enriching the high school years in preparation for college. Join us as we discuss how to learn college-level material early by self-study, AP resources, college classes in high school, and early college.

This program is for middle and high school students and their parents to learn more about options for advanced study. Free and open to the public with advanced registration. Refreshments will be provided. To register send names of the adults and students who will attend 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.

AMC 8 Math Fun Night
Presenter:Dr. Rebecca Goldin, Professor of Mathematical Sciences at George Mason University

Date:Thursday, October 24, 2019, 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Place:Tysons-Pimmit Library (7584 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church)

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

Have some fun with out-of-the-box math as you practice for the AMC 8! Join Dr. Rebecca Goldin and her team of volunteer high school math students as they offer mathematical advice and insight at this free event.

Not familiar with the AMC 8? The AMC 8 is for kids in 8th grade, and for younger students capable of working problems at a middle school algebra and geometry level. The majority of students take it at their elementary or middle school and are in grades 6-8. You can read more about the AMC 8 at AMC 8.

Please register by sending attendee's name(s), age and grade 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.

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About AAP but Didn't Know to Ask
Thank you to Kirsten Maloney, K-12 Coordinator of Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) in Fairfax County Public Schools for a wonderful presentation at our FCAG meeting on Wednesday, September 18th, 2019.

2019 FCAG AAP Presentation

2019-2020 AAP Testing and Identification Timeline

Events prior to 2019-2020 School Year:
  • Po-Shen Loh, Mathematics Professor at Carnegie Mellon and National Coach for the USA Math Olympiad Team
  • Spring 2019 Board Game Geek Out
  • FCAG Movie Night: National Geographic's Science Fair
  • Your (Math) Teachers are Lying to You! An Interactive Math Night with George Mason University's Geometry Lab
  • Chess 4 Charity Chess Tournament - Sponsored by FCAG
  • 2019 Summer Camp and Enrichment Fair
  • Panel Discussion: High School Success in Fairfax County
  • Great Math Education: Cultivating Creativity, Joy, and Talent
  • Strategy Game Night
  • Math Event: The Mathemagician - Dr. Art Benjamin, Harvey Mudd College
  • Panel Discussion: TJ Experiences with Panelists: TJ Students
  • 2018 Summer Camp and Enrichment Fair
  • AMC 8 Math Fun Night
  • FCAG's Board Game Geek-Out
  • FCAG Math NIGHT! "Really BIG numbers", for kids in 3rd-6th grade
  • The Best and Worst of Middle School in FCPS
  • Competition: Helpful or Harmful?
  • Essential Life Skills For Twice Exceptional Learners: Tools For Social & Academic Success
  • IB & AP Programs: What's best for Your Child?
  • General Membership Meeting
  • Meet and Greet with Dr. Garza
  • Panel on Math Education, "Nurturing Depth in Learning Mathematics: Beyond Checking the Box".
  • Discussion with Intel ISEF Winners

Upcoming Events

A High School Roadmap

More events coming soon.

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