Nov
3
10:00 AM10:00

November Sunday Admissions Coffee

  • Midwest Academy for Gifted Education, NFP (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for an information session about our unique school admissions process and curriculum, our enrichment program that does not require gifted identification for most programs, and to meet and network with other gifted families in the area as well as to understand school options and advocacy. RSVP by emailing admissions@mage.education. 

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Nov
3
12:00 PM12:00

What is 2E (twice exceptional) and is my child 2e?

Midwest Academy for Gifted Education and the Chicago Gifted Community Center bring you a Free Gifted Parenting Education Series, centrally located in the City of Chicago at Milwaukee and Division. The format of each event in the series is a 30-minute expert panel presentation on the topic, followed by a 15 minute questions for the panelists and a 15 minute mingle. The idea is to bring together a parent of gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions. Sunday, November 3, 2019, 12:00PM-1:00PM, What is 2E (twice exceptional) and is my child 2e? | Register

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Dec
15
10:00 AM10:00

December Sunday Admissions Coffee

  • Midwest Academy for Gifted Education, NFP (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for an information session about our unique school admissions process and curriculum, our enrichment program that does not require gifted identification for most programs, and to meet and network with other gifted families in the area as well as to understand school options and advocacy. RSVP by emailing admissions@mage.education. 

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Dec
15
12:00 PM12:00

School advocacy for next term.

Midwest Academy for Gifted Education and the Chicago Gifted Community Center bring you a Free Gifted Parenting Education Series, centrally located in the City of Chicago at Milwaukee and Division. The format of each event in the series is a 30-minute expert panel presentation on the topic, followed by a 15 minute questions for the panelists and a 15 minute mingle. The idea is to bring together a parent of gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions. Sunday, November 3, 2019, 12:00PM-1:00PM, What is 2E (twice exceptional) and is my child 2e? | Register

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Jan
12
10:00 AM10:00

Chicago Gifted Resource Fair

Midwest Academy for Gifted Education and the Chicago Gifted Community Center bring you a Free Gifted Resource Fair, centrally located in the City of Chicago at Milwaukee and Division.

  • Learn about local education, enrichment, and services options

  • Family-friendly event, however no child-care provided for workshops, should you wish to attend them. There will be kids’ activities.

  • There will be several speaker tracks. Currently one is confirmed:

    • Testing and Identification, with Dr. Jerry Schecter. This speaker series is a part of our Free Parent Education Workshop Series.

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Jan
12
12:00 PM12:00

Testing and Identification

Midwest Academy for Gifted Education and the Chicago Gifted Community Center bring you a Free Gifted Parenting Education Series, centrally located in the City of Chicago at Milwaukee and Division. The format of each event in the series is a 30-minute expert panel presentation on the topic, followed by a 15 minute questions for the panelists and a 15 minute mingle. The idea is to bring together a parent of gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions. Sunday, November 3, 2019, 12:00PM-1:00PM, What is 2E (twice exceptional) and is my child 2e? | Register

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Jan
19
10:00 AM10:00

January Sunday Admissions Coffee

  • Midwest Academy for Gifted Education, NFP (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for an information session about our unique school admissions process and curriculum, our enrichment program that does not require gifted identification for most programs, and to meet and network with other gifted families in the area as well as to understand school options and advocacy. RSVP by emailing admissions@mage.education. 

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Oct
6
12:00 PM12:00

Gifted 101: Is my child gifted? If so, now what?

Midwest Academy for Gifted Education and the Chicago Gifted Community Center bring you a Free Gifted Parenting Education Series, centrally located in the City of Chicago, at Milwaukee and Division. The format of each event in the series is a 30-minute expert panel presentation on the topic, followed by a 15 minute questions for the panelists and a 15 minute mingle. The idea is to bring together a parent of gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions. Sunday, October 6, 2019, 12:00PM-1:00PM, Gifted 101: is my child gifted? Register

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Oct
6
10:00 AM10:00

October Sunday Admissions Coffee

  • Midwest Academy for Gifted Education, NFP (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for an information session about our unique school admissions process and curriculum, our enrichment program that does not require gifted identification for most programs, and to meet and network with other gifted families in the area as well as to understand school options and advocacy. RSVP by emailing admissions@mage.education. 

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Aug
12
to Aug 16

Radioactive Chicago Day Camp

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August 12-16 Ages 6-12 Radioactive Chicago Day-Camp: Don’t worry, your child will not glow in the dark (too much) after this one! Campers will learn about various forms of energy, about measuring radiation, and even about the atomic bomb. Campers will also enjoy an off-site field trip, science activities, arts and crafts, and camp games. Camp ends in a showcase and pizza party.

Click here for details and registration info.

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Jul
22
to Jul 26

MAGE Math Day Camp

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July 22-26 Ages 6-10 Students will receive a casual introduction to circle and competition mathematics with Dr. Marx. There will be a chance to laugh and make friends with intellectual peers in a fun camp environment. Campers will also enjoy an off-site field trip, STEM activities, swimming, arts and crafts, camp games, and daily indoor and outdoor play time. Camp ends in a parent showcase and a pizza party.

Click here for details and registration info.

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Jul
16
6:30 PM18:30

Gifted 202: Managing Anxiety and Perfectionism - Expert Panel Presentation and Discussion

Midwest Academy for Gifted Education and Chicago Gifted Community Center are co-sponsoring a free Chicago series of educational events for parents of gifted children. The format of this event is a 30-minute expert panel presentation on the topic, followed by a 15-minute question period for the panelists and a 30-minute mingle. The idea of the panel is to bring together a parent of a gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions.

Detailed description and speaker bios are at this link. To request a different seminar and time, please provide feedback here.

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Jun
24
to Jun 28

Camp Half-Blood - Day Camp

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Demigods ages 8-12 can enter Camp Half Blood, if they have what it takes. This is a fan-fiction writing camp. Campers need to have read the first 2 Riordan Series, and be avid and voracious readers and writers. Campers will also enjoy an off-site field trip, science activities, arts and crafts, and camp games. Camp ends in a showcase and pizza party. Click here for details and registration info.

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Jun
17
10:30 AM10:30

Free Homeschooler Math Circle - June

  • Email admissions@mage.education for location. (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This is a free monthly program, gifted verification is not required. Parent or caregiver must stay on site. Appropriate for age school and social skills are expected. Ages 5+. There are 10 seats. As of 3/22 6 are reserved. RSVP to admissions@mage.education. This is the last session in the series. We will make a determination about fall and summer programming. Feel free to send an inquiry to be kept on the list for updates or with your interest so that we know the demand. Click here for more information.

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Jun
11
6:30 PM18:30

Gifted 102: Gifted school challenges - Expert Panel Presentation and Discussion

Midwest Academy for Gifted Education and Chicago Gifted Community Center are co-sponsoring a free Chicago series of educational events for parents of gifted children. The format of this event is a 30-minute expert panel presentation on the topic, followed by a 15-minute question period for the panelists and a 30-minute mingle. The idea of the panel is to bring together a parent of a gifted child, a mental health professional, and a gifted educator, for different perspectives and ideas around solutions.

Detailed description and speaker bios are at this link. To request a different seminar and time, please provide feedback here.

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May
20
5:00 PM17:00

ISBE Listening tour

  • Chicago Public Schools, Garden Level Board Chambers (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

ISBE is holding a listening tour regarding changes to the Illinois ESSA plan. We want to urge everyone who feels strongly about excellence in Illinois schools to attend a meeting and voice support for keeping the proposed weighting of the Academic Indicator  (75%) and Student Success Indicator (25%)  for evaluating schools. 

Click here for more info.



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May
13
10:30 AM10:30

Free Homeschooler Math Circle - May

This is a free monthly program, gifted verification is not required. Parent or caregiver must stay on site. Appropriate for age school and social skills are expected. Ages 5+. There are 10 seats. As of 3/22 7 are reserved. RSVP to admissions@mage.education. There is 1 other remaining date for the academic school year, 6/10. Click here for more information.

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Apr
27
9:00 AM09:00

April Saturday Admissions Coffee

Due to the many religious holidays in April, we are only having one admissions event. If you need to schedule a private admissions meeting, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Please join us for an information session about our unique school admissions process and curriculum. RSVP by emailing admissions@mage.education. 

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Apr
8
10:30 AM10:30

Free Homeschooler Math Circle - April

This is a free monthly program, gifted verification is not required. Parent or caregiver must stay on site. Appropriate for age school and social skills are expected. Ages 5+. There are 10 seats. As of 3/22 5 are reserved. RSVP to admissions@mage.education. There are 2 other remaining dates for the academic school year, 5/13 and 6/10.

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Dec
9
11:30 AM11:30

Winter Playdate: Rock the Pizza

Winter Playdate: Rock the Pizza

Sunday, 12/9 11:30AM-1:30PM

Come and mingle with other gifted families, have some pizza (BYO if food allergies), and explore our modest collection of fossils and rocks. See which have phosphorescence or fluorescence. Bring your own carefully-labeled fossils or rocks for some show-and-tell. Or just come and play. A parent is required to be with all children and to supervise the entire time. Space is limited to 20 children (not counting infants). To reserve your place, RSVP here.

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