JAGC (pronounced Jag-C) works in positive partnership with the Jeffco School District's Gifted & Talented (GT) Department to provide leadership by promoting information about the educational and social-emotional needs of our advanced students.
JAGC is a nonprofit group providing leadership and support to families and educators of advanced learners in Jefferson County, Colorado.
foster public awareness of the needs of gifted children
present seminars and workshops in the field of GT education which will be of value to both parents and educators as well as inform members of enrichment experiences available within the community
encourage individuals to advocate actively for the benefit of gifted and talented students
provide opportunities for members to share experiences and exchange information
maintain a positive working relationship with the Jefferson County, Colorado school district
To support Jeffco in its ALP (Advanced Learning Plan) process change
Ensure consistency in programming for Gifted & Talented Center Schools
Offer education and outreach to principals.
Educate the Board of Education and district leadership on advanced learner successes
Understand and support 2E (twice exceptional) kids and families
Communicate opportunities and resources to parents and kids
Provide social-emotional needs education for parents, kids, counselors and mental health providers.
What JAGC Can Do For You
Listen. We are parents who have been there and understand your concerns and fears
Educate you on the advanced learner process and help you ask the right questions
Provide resources for all types of advanced learners for education and support
Provide information on local opportunities and events via our monthly NEWSLETTER
We keep our eyes and ears on the constantly changing advanced (GT) learner environment and advocate for improvements
We educate leadership on all levels from the Jeffco GT Dept. to the Board of Ed to the CO Board of Ed, on GT matters that need to be addressed
We celebrate our children's ability and strive to present positive successes to leadership in an effort to continue their support of advanced learner programs
Meet the JAGC Board of Directors
JAGC board members are volunteers who are also dedicated parents, professionals and educators. Please say "hello" at JAGC events. Or feel free to contact us using the JAGC email or contact the president regarding particular programs.