Stay informed and be heard!
Join Jenn Rix and Nancy Lee at the following event this month:
Institute for the Development of Gifted Education Fall Conference, October 17-18 at the University of Denver – Click here for more information!
Amendment 66 will be on our ballot this Fall. Please take the time to look at the facts. Regardless of where you stand on this amendment, the state of Colorado ranks among the lowest in the nation in terms of per pupil spending for K-16.
Don’t just take our word for it . . . read this “Education Week” article, “Parents Press for Attention to Programs for Gifted Students.”
The article does a great job explaining some of the issues plaguing gifted education! The author, Nora Fleming, mentions the Challenge School (with photos), and quotes Julie Gonzales, recently retired district staff!
If you can’t access the article directly, please email us and we will send you a PDF of the article.
Given that all children have a right
to develop their full potential,
ChCAGT’s Mission is to:
- foster an understanding of gifted and advanced learners, and their exceptional needs;
- advocate for appropriate education through partnership with educators, parents, administrators, legislators, and the general public;
- work collaboratively with the Board of Education, district administration, educators at all levels, parents and their children to best meet the needs of gifted and advanced learners.
ChCAGT’s Goals are to:
- to nurture positive communication and partnerships between parents of gifted and advanced learners and the community;
- to support the Cherry Creek School District’s programming services, staff development and communication network in
order to meet the unique needs of gifted and talented children; and
- to educate parents and the community about these unique needs and the services available to the District’s gifted and talented students and their parents and teachers, through our newsletter, outreach events, and informational meetings.
We are a local affiliate of the Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT). CAGT sponsors an annual conference for educators every fall, attended by hundreds of teachers and administrators, as well as an annual Parent Institute and Legislative Day at the Capitol. CAGT website: www.coloradogifted.org
CAGT is the local affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC), with a membership of over 7,000 nationwide. NAGC sponsors a national convention every fall. NAGC website: www.nagc.org