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Gifted students are found in all populations and grade levels. As a result, California must develop the intellectual capacity and the intellectual potential of the next generation to ensure that the state has the opportunity to be a leader in a competitive market. California Association for the Gifted strongly endorses differentiation and excellence in educational programming to meet this goal.

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Parents and educators in the California Association for the Gifted (CAG) have been the principal supporters of gifted learners in California since 1966. The program benefits that gifted children enjoy today are a direct result of that support. Your membership makes you a part of the team working for gifted education. Through your membership in CAG, you clearly demonstrate that you actively support gifted education in California. Receive information on CAG events through our member mailing list and CAG member exclusive benefits. Network with other teachers at CAG events. Become a member today to advocate for gifted education.

Individual

Individual Membership is for those who are aligned with CAG’s mission to support the intellectual, academic, social, and emotional needs of diverse gifted students.

$75/YR

  • A year’s membership for a single, low price
  • Individuals can include: parents, teachers, administrators, counselors, students, and community stakeholders

School

School Membership is open to public, private, or charter schools whose objectives are congruent with the CAG’s mission to support the intellectual, academic, social, and emotional needs of diverse gifted students.

$300/YR

  • Reduced registration fees for: Annual Conference. Summer Institutes, Symposiums, and Regional Events for up to five individuals at your school site

  • Opportunities for up to five individuals from your school site to attend CAG events

Life

Life Membership is for those who want to commit a lifetime to advocate for CAG’s mission to support the intellectual, academic, social, and emotional needs of diverse gifted students.

$1,000

  • One investment. A lifetime of impact.
  • Opportunities to attend CAG events and be recognized as a life member
  • Complimentary copies of any CAG publications

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Do you have questions about your gifted student? View our FAQ page to get common questions about gifted children answered.

Position Papers | Academic & Intellectual

Academic & Intellectual support

Common Core and the GATE Standards

The California Association for the Gifted (CAG) periodically publishes position papers that deal with issues, policies, and practices that have an impact on the education of gifted and talented students. All position papers approved by the CAG Board of Directors are consistent with the organization’s philosophy and mission, and the current research in the field. This paper focuses on extending and differentiating the California Common Core Standards for the gifted students.

GATE Standards

California State Board of Education publishes a recommendation standard for gifted programming.

Position Papers | Social & Emotional

Social & Emotional Support

Underrepresentation

Underrepresentation

CAG Position PaperUnderrepresentation The California Association for the Gifted (CAG) periodically publishes position papers that deal with issues, policies, and practices that have an impact on the education of gifted and talented students. All position papers...

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