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3/29 High School GT Transition Night
Incoming 9th grade Gifted and Talented students and parents, join us for FISD's GT Transition to High School program to hear first-hand what the Humanities and ISM programs are all about. FISD students, teachers, administrators and FGA will be present to answer questions and ease anxieties.
This event is free and open to current GT eighth graders and their parents. Due to limited space, this program is not recommended for younger siblings.
What: High School Transition Program (free for anyone)
When: Wednesday, March 29, 6:30-8 p.m.
Where: Lebanon Trail High School Cafeteria, 5151 Ohio Dr., Frisco
Dates and locations subject to change.
4/9 FGA Day at Countdown 2 Escape
FGA is hosting a fundraising event for families and couples at Countdown 2 Escape. Families are invited to search for clues and solve puzzles in the Great Casino Heist room. Or, for parents looking for a date night, couples can hunt for the stash of "cash" hidden inside the Return to Cabin Fever room.
Admission for the Return to Cabin Fever room includes childcare. Bottled water and popcorn available during childcare. Deadline to purchase tickets is 12 p.m on 3/26. Please include # of children, names and ages in checkout notes for this option.
For a limited time, receive 20% off ticket purchase with codes:
HURRYCASINO20 (for Great Casino Heist room)
HURRYCABIN20 (for Return to Cabin Fever room)
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Our 2016-17 FGA Board
About Our Organization
Frisco Gifted Association is a non-profit organization of parents, educators, and community members who are committed to supporting and creating expanded opportunities for the education of gifted and talented students under age 19 and their families. FGA supports and encourages and facilitates the development of such programs, both within the public schools and as extra-curricular activities utilizing community and individual resources.
Top 10 Reasons to Join FGA
10. Free entry to parent and student programs sponsored by FGA, including guest speakers. A $10-$25 per program value.
9. Access to programs for your kids to spend time with their peers.
8. Exclusive discounts and early registration with many of our business partners.
7. Access to a members-only website portal with bonus resources, a GT-themed event calendar, and printable materials from our programs.
6. Free or discounted cost to participate in future events as we expand to fill the needs of Frisco's brightest students. A $5-$25 per event value.
5. Partner with state and national associations that benefit higher level academic programs.
4. Provide informed feedback to local schools, districts, and legislators on our collective vision for advanced ability education.
3. Help fund opportunities for our teachers for continuing education and student opportunities.
2. Newsletter emailed monthly with relevant information related to GT education.
1. The power of POSITIVE ADVOCACY toward achieving exemplary levels in GT education and beyond. PRICELESS!
Our Community Sponsors
Partners in supporting advanced academics
Empower at Capstone.
Capstone Gifted Services realize that students aren't gifted for just a few hours a day in school; their needs extend beyond the instructional day. Families also need support and understanding as they work to deal with the exciting and sometimes intricate joys and challenges of parenting gifted children. Capstone extends and enhances the rich gifted programming that is received in school, and connects gifted children with like-minded peers outside of the educational environment.
Can you escape?
Frisco's Countdown 2 Escape has unique escape room game experiences for your FGA family. Besides offering the best and most unique birthday parties, our escape rooms offer fun, competitive activities for your business team-building exercise, a fun event for your family, or your adult night out. Imagine being "locked" in a room without a key. Use the clues and hints hidden throughout the rooms to solve intricate and challenging puzzles in an attempt to win within the hour provided. Armed with nothing but your wits and your team, will you be able to escape before the clock runs out?
Countdown 2 Escape offers these exciting, brain-building experiences!
Real, inspired learning.
NuMinds Enrichment's mission is simple: to provide real inspired learning to the world. That is its essence, its core, its unique offering to the world. Every course NuMinds Enrichment writes and teaches, every parent workshop and professional development, camp, speaking engagement all come from personal inspirations. NuMinds Enrichment measures these three factors in relation to each other and in their own context.
More Chess, More Fun
Enrichment Chess takes a different approach to an after school program—providing the opportunity for all age students to learn strategy and tactics in a fun and safe after school environment on campus. Carefully screened and selected instructors teach the game of chess including the important skills of sportsmanship, critical thinking, observation and patience.
All skill levels are encouraged to enroll and if your student has never played before, this is a great way to get started.
Enriching student's lives through chess.
Preparing leaders of tomorrow!
Are your kids being challenged enough in the regular classroom? Do they have a solid foundation to be ready for the competitive world out there?
Gideon has an excellent track record of helping students achieve above and beyond. Low student teacher ratio, innovative curriculum, exceptional teachers, convenient location and affordable pricing are just some of the reasons why Gideon Center on Preston Road is the best center for your kids’ education. Gideon's individualized pacing benefits children of all ages and abilities while improving their concentration, developing better study skills, and increasing their confidence. Call or stop by to meet the Center Director and schedule your kids for a free assessment.
iCare is a no-wait urgent care facility, open from 9 a.m.-8 p.m. everyday,
and a 24/7 full-service Emergency Room capable of managing any emergency, located right in the heart of the community.
Shmoop is a digital publishing company with "a point of view." Shmoop believes that education need not be an arduous Herculean set of labors—fun is not the enemy here. Shmoop owns 100% of its content and presents both a consistent voice and a distinctive product offering.
Shmoop Test Prep, Shmoop Learning Guides, Shmoop College Readiness, and Shmoop Courses balance a student-friendly, approachable style with academically rigorous materials to help students understand how subjects relate to their daily lives. The company has been honored by many organizations, including The Association of Educational Publishers, Tech & Learning, and EdTech Digest.
Tech EdVentures teaches engineering, robotics, and coding to children PreK- 8th grade through fun, age appropriate, and creative classes and camps. Through hands-on discovery of science and technology, children gain the critical thinking and problem solving skills that give them the confidence to become the scientists, inventors, and engineers of the future.
Tech EdVentures, Where Young Inventors Come to Play!
A Grade Ahead
Frisco and Plano enrichment centers
Inspire. Enrich. Empower.
A Grade Ahead was founded and is led by parents who have made this goal a reality for thousands of families across the country. A Grade Ahead's advanced learning system, developed by national education experts, provides a sturdy platform to prepare students for academic excellence as well as success in school and life. Unlike traditional tutoring services that rely on drills and memorization, A Grade Ahead's educational enrichment programs and STEM related camps promote critical thinking and problem solving while building essential skills through classroom based instructions.
College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors is one of the nation’s most respected, complete and professional resource helping busy families raise smart, confident, well-adjusted kids. Since 2001 CNS+T has built local professional teams across the country who’ve helped hundreds of busy parents carve out time for themselves with a sitter, have help on hand with a part-time or full-time nanny, or get their college bound student the tutoring they need to succeed.
Where Thinking Meets Creativity
Founded by two Plano ISD elementary teachers, CraniaLogix offers unique after school enrichment classes and summer camps for elementary aged students. CraniaLogix believes that all students need a firm foundation of higher level thinking in addition to their school curriculum. Cranialogix programs provide a fun, collaborative environment where students participate in mind-stretching activities that teach skills in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication. These 4Cs have been identified as skills needed for the 21st century. CraniaLogix prepares students for jobs that haven't been created yet by teaching them how to think, not what to think. CraniaLogix has recently been honored to receive Plano's Readers' Choice Award for Best After School Program for 2016 and SCORE Small Business Success Story for 2016.
Q.care is on-demand after-hours pediatric urgent care service. Use Q.care's app for a FREE nurse triage or a house call. With just a touch of a button, experienced pediatric specialists will be at your home to treat, diagnose and prescribe medication if needed. Your child will receive a complete history and physical as well as any diagnostic test needed without ever leaving the comfort of their couch. Q.care treats a wide variety of childhood common conditions from age birth to 18 years old, including in-home strep and flu tests. Q.care is available weekdays, 2–10 p.m. and weekends, 8 a.m.–10 p.m.
The Sci-Tech Discovery Center provides dynamic educational experiences that inspire people of all ages and backgrounds to embrace discovery and innovation through the active exploration of science, math and technology.
The purpose of SAGE (Special & Gifted Education) is to provide education and support to parents and educators of diverse learners through meaningful communication. SAGE also includes 504 students/families. SAGE is a Frisco ISD Council of PTAs committee.
Supporting the needs of high potential learners
NAGC staff and leaders support and develop policies and practices that encourage and respond to the diverse expressions of gifts and talents in children and youth from all cultures, racial and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic groups.
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In order to provide opportunities for our students, parents, and teachers, we are looking for Community Sponsors to help us defray the costs of our programs and scholarships. Please consider becoming a sponsor with FGA. We appreciate any level of support.
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