CAGT

Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT)

The Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) is a non-profit advocacy organization with a 30 year history of providing leadership and support to students, parents and educators of gifted young people in Colorado. By way of affiliate members across the state, CAGT has endeavored to keep all school districts and policy makers aware of the issues surrounding gifted education.

Benefits of CAGT Membership
The Colorado Association of Gifted and Talented (CAGT) proudly:

  • ...is the only state-wide advocacy organization dedicated to the needs of identified gifted children and other talented, creative, and high ability learners in Colorado.
  • ...is an affiliate of the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
  • ...supports local Affiliates across the state in an effort to connect gifted families though programming and networking opportunities.
  • ...publishes a quarterly e-newsletter, monthly calendar of “Happenings,” holds an annual Fall conference each year, and provides additional opportunities for gifted stakeholders.
  • ...maintains a website and listserve for communicating with our members.
  • ...has close ties with the universities that train specialists in gifted education.
  • ...informs policy makers on the needs of gifted learners and advocates for improvements that affect high ability learners.
  • ...works closely with the Colorado State Department of Education, Colorado State Advisory Committee, the Academy of Colorado Educators, and the Gifted Education Coalition.
  • ...hosts an annual Legislative Day at the state capitol providing 8th – 12th grade students an opportunity to shadow legislators and for adults to learn more about advocating for Colorado’s gifted children.
  • ...welcomes all parents, educators, community, and business people as members.

JAGC and CAGT

The Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children (JAGC) is a local Affiliate of the Colorado Association for Gifted Children. Paid membership to JAGC includes CAGT membership, or if you signed up through CAGT then CAGT membership includes membership to the local affiliate you designated (JAGC is one of several).

CAGT and JAGC use membership monies and connections to advocate for gifted children in many ways. And, of course, welcome your participation through your time, talents and ideas.

CAGT and JAGC send out separate newsletters. CAGT emails a quarterly e-newsletter "The Kalideoscope" (or "The K") to members, and also briefer Happenings emails as they are timely. The membership year for CAGT (and JAGC) runs with the schoolyear; the renewal date is in September.

If you haven't received anything from CAGT (or JAGC) lately there may be problem with your email address (Has your email address changed? Is it going into "spam"? Also many people use several accounts and this can have email being sent to an address that isn't as preferred as it might once have been). Or you many have forgotten to renew. If you are uncertain, you can This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we can check our Affiliate's records for your membership, help you renew, or you can sign up for the first time. The combined membership to CAGT/JAGC is $40.

The Jefferson County Association for Gifted Children (JAGC) is a local Affiliate of the Colorado Association for Gifted Children. Paid membership to JAGC includes CAGT membership, or if you signed up through CAGT then CAGT membership includes membership to the local affiliate you designated (JAGC is one of several).