It is time again for members to renew their MAGC Membership. Not only does membership in MAGC help provide the services listed below, but a strong membership is vital when lobbying for the rights of the gifted in Mississippi.
We now have made it easier than ever to join or renew you MAGC membership Online!
Please take a few minutes and renew today!
An annual conference for teachers and families of gifted children
Student scholarships and teacher grants
Workshops and training for parents and teachers
Opportunities for teachers and parents to network and form support groups
Assistance to local parent affiliate groups
Publications for teachers and families of gifted children
Thank you for your continued support in gifted education and sharing with those in your state, information and resources offered by the National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC).
I would like to remind you of the opportunity extended to your state association’s new parent members. If they are a member of your state association, they can become an affiliate parent member of NAGC for $15 for one-year. This is a 50% discount off the regular rate of $30 per year.
This 12-month NAGC membership entitles the recipient to receive four print issues of Parenting for High Potential (PHP) PLUS four digital issues! In addition, parent members receive access to all of the resources on the parent section of the NAGC website. We continue to reinvigorate existing resources, as well as design new resources aimed at this important audience.
Here is what’s involved:
To participate, the NAGC State Affiliate must be current in their annual membership. The membership year for affiliates runs September 1-August 31.
NAGC Affiliate agrees to distribute applications to potential parent members only and to verify affiliate status in affiliate before sending the applications and payment on to NAGC.
NAGC agrees to cover the costs and labor of printing and mailing 4 issues of PHP to each new parent member, and to include these parents in the national database to receive other member services as appropriate.
At the end of the one year State Affiliate Parent Membership, we will contact the individual directly to renew as an NAGC Parent Associate Member.
No money will be refunded for parents who are already members of NAGC.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact Adriane Wiles at 202.785.4268 or by email at email@example.com
Mississippi has a mandate to serve intellectually gifted students in grades 2-6. In addition, school districts are permitted to serve intellectually gifted students in 7th and 8th grades and in other areas of gifted eligibility (creatively gifted, artistically gifted, and academically) in “permissive programming” at the discretion of the school districts.
Gifted education funding falls under the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP). Currently it is lumped in with the funding for special education and vocational education to be used at the discretion of the school districts.
For additional information about gifted education in Mississippi, visit the Mississippi Department of Education website at www.mde.k12.ms.us.
For more information about advocating for gifted education in Mississippi, visit the website of the Mississippi Association for Gifted Children at www.magcweb.org