Here are some organizations and institutions that support Loudoun County's Gifted and Talented Program:
P.O. 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 gifted education.
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.
The council has representatives from Northern Virginia school divisions, parent organizations, colleges, and universities. The council sponsors a biennial conference to help meet it's purposes of initiation, 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.
1707L St. N.W. 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.
Each of these institutions has a nationally reowned program on gifted education. Those interested in summer opportunities or specific research concerning gifted and talented youth may want to contact these schools directly.
Advisory Committee For Gifted Education
Loudoun County sponsors and Advisory Committee for Gifted Education. Meetings are held monthly and are open to the public.
The 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 broad based group 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 develping 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
21000 Education Court
Ashburn, Va 20148