Lend Your Voice
CAGT is the leading voice for gifted education in Colorado. Through the vision, financial support, and ongoing dedication of our members for more than 40 years, the programs that benefit over 66,000 gifted children (CDE, 2019-2020) 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!
Annual Statewide Events
- CAGT Annual Conference
A two-day event for educators, administrators and parents
- Family Institute
An evening with national and local experts, to support families as they raise gifted children
- Leadership Forum
A breakfast for Colorado educational leaders to network (co-sponsored with the Colorado Department of Education)
- Legislative Day
An opportunity for gifted secondary students to shadow state legislators and learn how to advocate for gifted education
Advocacy and Support
CAGT has worked toward and accomplished:
An Endorsement for Gifted Education Teachers
Including gifted 9th – 12th grade high school students in concurrent enrollment programs
A state-wide mandate for gifted students in Colorado schools
A policy which permits Administrative Units to admit Highly Advanced Gifted Children Early Access to kindergarten or first grade
Language that separates Gifted Education law from Special Education Law
An Acceleration Policy encouraging Administrative Units to develop appropriate district-wide policies
Additional state money for Qualified Personnel at the Administrative Unit/District level
Additional state money for universal screening for all students by the end of second grade
Portability for gifted identification across district boundaries
Codifying the State Advisory Committee for Gifted Education
Restoring funding for Jacob K Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program
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. New this year, CAGT has a Speaker’s Bureau for Affiliates to bring in local experts to present and support Affiliate members and local families of gifted children. Grants are also available to help with funding.
CAGT provides a wide range of opportunities for members to serve in leadership positions at the local and state levels.
Your membership allows us to continue all of this important work for gifted students in the state of Colorado. We cannot do it without you!