Membership

Benefits of Membership

CAGT is the leading voice for gifted education in Colorado. Through the vision and ongoing dedication of our members for more than 40 years, the programs that benefit over 68,000 gifted children today are a direct result of that support.

Join CAGT and lend your voice in helping to persuade policy makers that Coloradans care about gifted children and gifted education!

Electronic Communications

The Kaleidoscope, our quarterly electronic newsletter.

The Happenings, electronically provides monthly updates of GT events.

Online Calendar, found under Events tab.

NEW!  Podcasts about gifted issues.

NEW!  CAGT Blog.

Annual Statewide Events

Annual Conference, a two-day event for educators, administrators and parents.

Parent Institute, an evening with national experts and Q&A time.

Leadership Forum, a breakfast for Colorado educational leaders to network (Co-sponsored with the Colorado Department of Education).

Legislative Day, an opportunity for students to shadow state legislators and for advocates to learn.

Advocacy and Support

CAGT worked for an Endorsement for Gifted Education Teachers.

CAGT worked to include gifted 9th - 12th grade high school students in concurrent enrollment programs.

CAGT worked for a state-wide mandate for gifted students in Colorado schools.

CAGT worked for a policy which permits Administrative Units to admit Highly Advanced Gifted Children Early Access to kindergarten or first grade.

CAGT worked for language that separates Gifted Education law from Special Education Law.

CAGT worked for an Acceleration Policy encouraging Administrative Units to develop appropriate district-wide policies.

CAGT worked for additional state money for Qualified Personnel at the Administrative Unit/District level.

CAGT worked for additional state money for universal screening for all students by the end of second grade.

CAGT worked for portability for gifted identification across district boundaries.

CAGT worked to codify the State Advisory Committee for Gifted Education.

CAGT worked on a National level to restore funding for Jacob K Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program.

Professional Development

CAGT offers graduate credit for those completing the necessary requirement when attending the Annual Conference.

Local Networking and Educational Opportunities

CAGT supports our local Affiliates that provide programming and resources for families and educators. Networking opportunities are available both at affiliate meetings as well as at the Annual Conference. Coming soon is the Virtual Affiliate and your ability to connect with your peers online.

Leadership Opportunities

CAGT provides a wide range of opportunities for members to serve in leadership positions at the local and state levels.

Membership Types and Dues

The membership year is from September 1 – August 31. CAGT offers three different types of membership.

Regular Membership is $40 per membership year and is available to individuals and families.

Institutional/Corporate Membership is $150 per membership year and is available for educational institutions or corporations that would like to sponsor a school of their choice. Up to four names may be added per Institutional/Corporate Membership.

Lifetime Membership is available for a one-time fee of $500.

What is an Affiliate?

When you choose an affiliate as part of your CAGT membership, you are connecting and supporting local people in your area who are volunteering time to make things better for gifted children and families. You will receive not only CAGT announcements, but also local information on programs or topics of interest to GT advocates. Some affiliates are more active then others and you do not have to live in the immediate area of your chosen affiliate.  Click here to view the list of affilates in Colorado.

Make the most of your CAGT membership and get involved with an affiliate!

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18695 Pony Express Drive, #2706
Parker, CO 80134