Personal Interest Projects Are Perfect For Summer!

(For Students Performing at the Level of Grades 4-12)

Is your gifted child a PIP?

Keep your young scholar engaged and enriched this summer by involving them in a Personal Interest Project (PIP). Students can follow their passions and learn, solve, make, or do, culminating in a Project Portfolio. Using Skills21's vaunted Launchpad platform, students will follow a flexible curriculum including 12 scaffolded projects tasks and 20 instructional videos. Their personally meaningful project can take just a few weeks or all summer long!

PIPs are ideal for students performing at the level of grades 4-12.

Students will be able to display their work at the end of summer virtual expo on 8/19. Projects must be completed by 8/14.

Check out the PIP Student Trailer to learn more!

Ready to sign up?

Click here to pay. The registration fee is $25/student.

Click here to register.

You must have a Google account to interact with this system.

Fill in the required data.

Pick ‘CT Association for the Gifted (CAG)’ as your school.

You don’t have to come up with the final project name right away, a temporary one will do.

Skills21 is a proud sponsor of CAG!

Upcoming Events

Parents and Advocates for Gifted Education (PAGE) Group Meeting

June 23, 2022 from 4:00pm-5:00pm via Zoom.

Sponsored by Random Hacks of Kindness, Jr.

CAG is offering monthly PAGE Groups as an opportunity to support and encourage the development of gifted students through an understanding of their characteristics and needs, and by fostering appropriate educational opportunities for them at home, in school, and in the larger community. Upcoming PAGE sessions will focus on how parents, teachers, and others are helping each other with the purpose of providing appropriate educational and life experiences for gifted children.

The PAGE group meets monthly.

Please register here for our next PAGE Group meeting on June 23, 2022 from 4:00pm-5:00pm via Zoom.

Coordinators, Administrators, & Teachers (CAT) Resource Group

Returning Fall 2022 via Zoom

One of the most difficult challenges in education is consistently and appropriately meeting the needs of gifted students. The CAG Coordinators, Administrators, & Teachers (CAT) Resource Group is here to help you meet this challenge by answering your questions, sharing information, and providing resources and support.


The CAT group meets bi-monthly.

Please register here for our next CAT meeting. Returning Fall 2022 via Zoom

President's Message

WELCOME to the Connecticut Association for the Gifted!

The Connecticut Association for the Gifted is poised and ready to advocate for ALL gifted, talented, high potential, and twice exceptional students, parents, and educators. However, we cannot fulfill our mission alone and we need your help. Your voice is imperative, your work is vital, and we care about you. It is critically important that we all support each other. There is strength in numbers and together, we will accomplish great things. If you are a member of CAG, we thank you for your support. If you are not a member, please consider joining us as we work diligently to support the needs of the gifted in Connecticut.

If there is ever anything that CAG can do to help you, please feel free to email me at

Respectfully yours,

Lorrie-Anne Monte, Ph.D., M.P.H., CHES, NCC, LPC, BC-TMH

CAG President

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CAG runs exceptional programs for kids, adults, parents, and educators; provides resources and connections to support the gifted; works with government agencies to promote gifted needs, and much more. We could use your support! Please click on the link below, which will lead you to PayPal. Simply enter in an amount, like $200.00, and select either the PayPal or credit/debit card option.

Thank you for your support!

Contact CAG

606 Post Road East #417

Westport, CT 06880