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The Quest Academy Gifted Advisory Council Inc. (GAC), is comprised of parents, administrative staff, teachers and community representatives interested in promoting the educational needs of gifted children in Hernando county.
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Quest GAC Calendar of Events
The GAC Mission
Our mission is to build positive partnerships among the school board, schools, teachers, gifted education staff, administration, and parents to support current gifted education services and to advocate for future programming needs.
We examine and review current gifted education best practice research in order to be an informed and united voice in advocacy for the unique needs of gifted learners.
We provide ongoing feedback about current gifted education programming in Hernando County public schools, and we encourage involvement of parent and community volunteers in activities to enhance gifted programming.
The Goals of GAC
To promote awareness among policymakers, administrators, teachers, parents, and community members of the unique needs of gifted children.
To assist in developing, identifying, and assessing the educational needs, systemic issues, and priorities of gifted students and programs.
To provide a forum for information about school and community programs, advocacy, support, procedural guidelines, Educational Plans (EP), school board initiatives, educational enrichment, resources, and data.
To provide suggestions for proposed legislation and tracking of new and existing federal, state, and county legislation addressing educational issues and programs.
To seek legislative support for gifted programs and funding.
To promote and encourage parent and community involvement concerning gifted education issues and initiatives.
To support our district's commitment to identifying and serving students from traditionally under represented populations, including economically disadvantaged individuals, individuals of limited English proficiency, and individuals with disabilities.