Parent Resources

MCPS Gifted Education - Parent Resources 

The Office of Gifted Education in Montgomery County Public Schools is fortunate to be able to share an important resource with families of our students. We have compiled a Parent Resource Collection of books, reference materials, and other information that we offer on a check-out basis for up to two weeks at a time. It is our hope that this collection of current educational and parenting resources will strengthen home and school connections. We would like to encourage our parents to participate effectively in their child’s educational development and gain knowledge about gifted learners and other topics by using the materials available through our collection. You can view the Parent Resource Collection Catalog  catalog online or request a papercopy from the Gifted Resource Teacher at your child’s school.

Order requests may be submitted via email to: or through the Gifted Resource Teacher using the Materials Request form. Books will be checked out through the school library system in your child’s name and are to be returned to the Gifted Resource Teacher in their school.

Links for Parents

All Things Gifted  
An additional gifted education glossary can be found on the Hoagies Gifted website.

Glossary of Terms
associated with gifted education in MCPS.

NAGC Parent Tip Sheets

State and Federal Sites Regarding Education of the Gifted 

National Association for Gifted Children  
The National Association for Gifted Children (NAGC) shares definition of "giftedness" on their site: publications/resources/definitions-giftedness

No Child Left Behind

Virginia Association for the Gifted

Virginia State Department of Education -- Gifted Education

College and University Sites Supporting Gifted Education

Center for Gifted Education at the College of William and Mary
Center for Talented Youth at the Johns Hopkins University

National Resource Center on the Gifted and Talented

University of Virginia Curry School of Education: Gifted Education


Gifted Children Monthly A newsletter written for parents with a special  section for children. Each issue includes up-to-date coverage of what is happening in gifted education

Gifted Child Quarterly A publication published by NAGC, containing manuscripts with new insights about giftedness, research studies, and articles on policy matters.

Parenting for High Potential published by NAGC
A magazine for parents who want to make a difference in their children's lives, and includes advice columns, software reviews, and a pull-out section for children.

Additional Links and Resources for Parents
Additional links will be added to this list as we update the web-page for the school year. 

Children's Literature Site - links to Carol Hurst's Children's Literature site with a collection of review of great book for kids. 

College Board Visit this site to see if the college or university you are interested in will accept your AP credits!

Davidson Fellows  

This link provides scholarship opportunities for students who have created a significant pieces of work in:  Mathematics, Science,
Literature, Music, Technology, Philosophy and Outside the Box

Family Education

GT World

Mensa International

Science Activities for Home 
Check out the Bring Science Home section on the Scientific American site

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