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 discussion group with over 2000 participants.
The Fairfax County Association for the Gifted (FCAG) endorses
House Bill 127, which prohibits any academic year Governor's School
from discriminating against any applicant on the basis of race, sex,
color, ethnicity, or national origin, among other provisions.
FCAG is a nonprofit all-volunteer organization that was founded by teachers and parents in the 1970s to support educational programs for gifted students.
FCAG believes academic aptitude, ability and achievement should be the primary considerations when selecting students for academic year Governor's Schools, including Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology (TJHSST).
Academic criteria include scores on academically challenging admissions tests, the difficulty of a student's middle school courses, grades, teacher recommendations, and other measurements of a student's accomplishments and engagement in relevant activities.
House Bill 127 ensures that Virginia Governor's schools maintain the integrity of the admissions process for all races by permitting the use of academic criteria to distinguish among applicants to selective academic-year Governor's Schools, and prohibiting the use of non-academic, racially correlated criteria with the intent to discriminate.