HCL Resources 

State and Local Organizations for Gifted Learners

Resources for Families and Students During COVID-19

Social Emotional Supports

Learning Resources for Highly Capable Learners

Other Resources

Website Links to Associations & Organizations

Local Bellingham  HCL Parent Association

This is a local organization whose mission is to support high capable/gifted children by providing a forum for parents to:  Increase Awareness, Disseminate Information, Collectively Advocate, Encourage Development and Maintenance of School Programs, Support Legislation, Establish a Stronger Partnership with School Personnel. This Parent Association is a resource for information about services and activities available to your child in the area and a source of support for parents of HCL students.  You can find their website linked above.

Northwest Gifted Child Association:

This is a regional organization that provides support and information to parents of gifted children. It continues to help parents enhance and hone their parenting skills. It gives them tools to speak out for an appropriate gifted education and deal with this learning difference we call giftedness.

Washington Association of Educators of Talented and Gifted

WAETAG is a non-profit Washington state organization which supports the education of gifted and talented persons through an annual conference for professionals and with a web site and newsletter filled with resources relevant to gifted youth and educators. Join this network of dedicated and concerned professionals who are continually striving to better meet the needs of gifted and talented youth in Washington State.

The Center for Talented Youth at Johns Hopkins University

The Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth identifies and develops the talents of the most advanced K-12 learners worldwide. As part of Johns Hopkins University, CTY helps fulfill the university’s mission of preparing students to make significant future contributions to our world.

National Association for Gifted Children

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. NAGC supports and engages in research and development, staff development, advocacy, communication, and collaboration with other organizations and agencies who strive to improve the quality of education for all students.

SENG (Supporting Emotional Needs of the Gifted)

SENG’s mission is to empower families and communities to guide gifted and talented individuals to reach their goals: intellectually, physically, emotionally, socially, and spiritually.

SENG Model Parent Group (SMPG) located in Burlington, Wash. This parent group meets on Mondays beginning Jan. 7, 2019.

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Evelyn Parbon
Administrative Assistant
360-676-6470 ext. 6542