As the local face of the national wellness movement, Real Food for kids is committed to working in collaborative ways to increase the quantities of healthy foods in FCPS and supporting programs that educate our students and their families on making healthier lifestyle choices.
The Fairfax County Association for the Gifted (FCAG), is a non-governmental, non-profit organization of parent and student volunteers that supports educational programs for advanced academic students. FCAG has representatives on two advisory committees to the Fairfax County School Board. In addition to advocacy, FCAG hosts meetings with distinguished speakers that are free and open to the public, sponsors math contests such as the AMC 8 and AMC 10, and annually compiles a Guide of Summer Academic Programs and Enrichment Camps. FCAG also publishes newsletters and hosts a free, online, interactive Yahoo discussion group with over 1000 participants.
Some gifted children have learning difficulties. Estimates of how many vary greatly, anywhere from 2 to 5 percent of the population to as high as 20 percent of all gifted children. One common term for these children is GT/LD – gifted and talented/learning disabled. Another – one that encompasses a broader range of problems that affect learning – is twice-exceptional, or 2e. This term refers to the fact that some gifted children are exceptional both because of their strengths and because of their limitations. Coupled with high intelligence, these children also may have one or more learning disabilities, attention deficit, emotional or behavior problems, or other types of learning difficulties. This site produces a 2e newsletter.