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Here are some organizations and institutions affiliated with
Loudoun County's Gifted and Talented Programs:
ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR GIFTED EDUCATION
Loudoun County sponsors an Advisory Committee for Gifted Education. Meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.
This committee serves as a support group to review and make suggestions about gifted programs and to promote community awareness of gifted education. School personnel, community members and parents are selected to serve on the committee. Every effort is made to have a broad-based group of committee members from all high school attendance areas.
The committee provides an annual report and serves in an advisory capacity to the Division Superintendent of Schools and reports annually to him. The meetings are a time to discuss and review the overall program, not individual students or concerns. The committee assists in developing the local plan, as required by the Commonwealth of Virginia, for the education of gifted students, and the annual program evaluation.
All meetings will be held at
LCPS Administrative Building
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, VA 20148
Please contact The Gifted Department for scheduled dates
· Johns Hopkins University
·The College of William and Mary
·*Mary Baldwin College (for profoundly gifted females, full college program)
· University of Virginia
Each of these institutions has a nationally renowned program on gifted education. Those interested in summer opportunities or specific research concerning gifted and talented youth may want to contact these schools directly.
· Virginia Association for the Gifted (VAG)
PO Box 26212
Richmond, VA 23260-6212
Voicemail: (804) 355-5945
This association holds an annual conference and publishes a newsletter. The VAG goals include improving education of the gifted, providing advocacy for gifted education at the state and local levels, supporting research in the field and disseminating information about education.
· The Association for the Gifted (TAG)
Council for Exceptional Children
1920 Association Drive
Reston, VA 22091-1589
This is a national organization with an international component. The ERIC Clearinghouse on Handicapped and Gifted is headquartered in Reston. There is a complete library on the gifted, creative, and talented. All reading must be done on site.
· Northern Virginia Council for Gifted and Talented Education (NVCGTE)
This council has representatives from most Northern Virginia school divisions, parent organizations, colleges, and universities. The council sponsors a biennial conference to help meet its purposes of initiating, developing, and continuing appropriate programs and opportunities for the gifted. The council also provides scholarships and grants for gifted students and teachers each year. The council meets monthly during the school year.
·National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC)
1707 L Street, NW, Suite 550
Washington, D.C. 20036
This national organization, while directed toward professionals in the field of gifted education, does sponsor conferences and distribute publications, which may be of interest to parents.