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CGS Family Information Night - Stafford County - Shared screen with speaker view
Matthew Lee
23:01
Nice to meet you
Jonathan Beck
23:09
yes
Thomas & Michael Hinton
23:09
Yes
Lucas Kral
23:10
Yes
Feranmi Onamuti
23:11
yes
Susan
23:12
yes
Matthew Lee
23:18
Yes
Katherine Gibbs
23:19
yes
Paulina Ilina
23:23
yes
J Pogue
24:45
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J Pogue
25:15
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J Pogue
26:12
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J Pogue
30:16
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Katherine Gibbs
37:07
Would we do this with the whole CGS students or just the people in our district, like the Colonial Forge district?
Katherine Gibbs
37:29
As in the Field Experiences?
Andrew Caley
37:39
Usually its paired with other sites. When we went on the trip last year we went with 2 other schools.
J Pogue
37:44
All of the kids go.
Katherine Gibbs
37:53
Thank you!
J Pogue
37:58
Each site goes on a different day because of the number of students.
J Pogue
38:19
Most of the trips are the whole CGS grade level across the 6 sites
J Pogue
39:05
In that all kids go on the same day, but at times, the place we are visiting has limitations on the number that can be accommodated.
Matthew Lee
40:17
Haha good
J Pogue
48:35
That's super cool!
Joshua Elsea
48:54
Very impressive Keep up the good work
Joshua Elsea
51:23
My daughter could help you with the Korean pop culture lol
Katherine Gibbs
52:32
This all seems so cool
J Pogue
52:42
It really can be.
bhurl
55:22
can you say that again?
J Pogue
55:49
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J Pogue
56:12
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Joshua Elsea
56:36
Why is there such a focus on math?
J Pogue
56:52
We don't focus just on math.
Andrew Caley
58:38
I remember this lol
Joshua Elsea
01:00:38
is there a shortage in the science field?
Jen Grigsby
01:00:48
Yes, absolutely!
Joshua Elsea
01:00:57
noted
Julia Etu
01:02:41
Is there an opportunity in CGS to take AP bio lab?
Joshua Elsea
01:02:56
agree
J Pogue
01:03:12
The ap bio lab is built into the class. So the test would give you 2 semesters of class and 2 semesters of lab for biology
Jen Grigsby
01:03:16
Yes, laboratories are included in all CGS classes.
J Pogue
01:03:30
A total of 10 credit hours are possible through the AP Biology test
Joshua Elsea
01:04:43
is the CGS english more aligned to college humanities?
J Pogue
01:05:00
No. The English is aligned to what would be English composition
J Pogue
01:05:30
English by default is a humanities approach vs a scientific approach. You won't learn scientific writing outside of your science labs.
Stephenie Fellinger
01:05:46
Absolutely Ms. Christopherson!
J Pogue
01:06:12
Dr Fellenger is biased as a former English teacher. :)
J Pogue
01:07:59
The goal for homework time required is about 2.5 hours per subject a week. If you are a slower reader that might be higher, but we try to be very cognizant of the time required for an assignment.
Alexea Ringo Juliano
01:11:38
Are CGS students also able to enroll in AP Capstone?
Katherine Gibbs
01:11:48
What would happen if we didn't do the exams?
J Pogue
01:12:01
Yes. That would be an elective taken at your base school. AP Capstone that is.
J Pogue
01:12:12
Nothing happens if you don't take the exam.
Stephenie Fellinger
01:12:36
Stafford does have financial help for those families who require assistance. Please reach out to your counselors for more information.
J Pogue
01:12:50
In many cases, our seniors max out on the credits their colleges that will take so don't take those many times
Joshua Elsea
01:13:38
Ms. Pogue please repeat yourlast
J Pogue
01:13:54
The US Service Academies won't take AP credits
Joshua Elsea
01:13:55
ok
J Pogue
01:22:06
http://cgsva.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/02/College-Acceptances-Collective.pdf
J Pogue
01:22:22
Many with full rides
Brett Downs
01:22:34
awesome list
Brett Downs
01:23:28
this is from our county or from all of the students from the commonwealth governors school
Timothy DeChicchis
01:23:46
will this video and slideshow be available for review again? where will it post?
J Pogue
01:23:55
All of the sites. So 6 sites, 12 high schools. 4 counties
Brett Downs
01:24:11
TY!
J Pogue
01:24:18
:)
Joshua Elsea
01:24:25
what’s the percentage of acceptance to the international studies
J Pogue
01:24:53
I don't know.
Joshua Elsea
01:25:06
ok thank you
Matthew Lee
01:27:42
What is the CGS acceptance rate?
J Pogue
01:27:59
It depends on the year. We have 30 seats at each of the three sites.
Brett Downs
01:28:01
what percentage that start the program finish?
J Pogue
01:28:20
I don't know the exact number but 90+%.
Isabelle & Grayson Sipe
01:28:27
Can the recommendation for an English or math teacher be from any year or does it have to be from the teachers we have right now?
Matthew Lee
01:28:32
Thank you!
Priyanka Saravana
01:28:46
Where do we take the achievement test if we aren’t currently in a Stafford school
Pat Dugan
01:28:49
How do you grade a recommendation?
TIMOTHY DVORAK
01:29:06
Who puts together the work samples?
J Pogue
01:29:08
Back to acceptance rate, the max is 30 students per site. It depends on how many apply that year. Some years we have 150 applicants. Others 200.
Paulina Ilina
01:29:26
Will the interview be online or in-person this year?
J Pogue
01:29:38
Dr Fellenger is addressing the testing question.
Aashray Somu
01:29:46
is everyone interested in applying supposed to take the achievement test?
Aashray Somu
01:29:53
COGAT
Timothy DeChicchis
01:30:12
when are the applications due?
J Pogue
01:30:13
Students put their work samples together. Often the middle school focus teachers help with this.
Paulina Ilina
01:30:55
ok thank you!
Katherine Gibbs
01:31:13
When are the applications due?
Joshua Elsea
01:31:35
Been getting overwhelmed with emails.please explain the testing.
Aashray Somu
01:31:38
thanks. so, the achievement test is covered by STARS and MAP, but they have to take COGAT for the Ability test score then?
Stephenie Fellinger
01:31:48
yes
Elijah Ouellet
01:31:53
What could the work samples for the portfolio be?
Paulina Ilina
01:32:10
How is the interview done and about how many questions are there?
Julia Etu
01:32:58
For students who have taken the COGAT previously, do they take it again?
Pat Dugan
01:33:05
Have you thought about adding a feat of strength?
J Pogue
01:33:54
I don't believe we've thought about making that a requirement.
Ian Jagger Hartmann
01:33:55
is it 90%per grade level?
Andrew Caley
01:34:00
They are super nice!
J Pogue
01:34:09
90 seats per grade level
Rasheedat Gidado
01:35:04
Can all three be out of school assignments?
TIMOTHY DVORAK
01:35:10
Is this PowerPoint going to be available for later reference?
Stephenie Fellinger
01:35:30
I would have at least 1 piece from school
J Pogue
01:35:32
This ppt will be posted with the recording on the website tomorrow
Makayla Grubb
01:36:15
Could Model UN project papers be used?
J Pogue
01:36:46
Yes. Model UN could be included
Joshua Elsea
01:36:49
who fills out the portfolio assessment form?
Stephenie Fellinger
01:36:56
Yes you can use Model UN!
Joshua Elsea
01:36:57
ok
Makayla Grubb
01:37:05
Ok. Thank you!
Elijah Ouellet
01:37:21
Do portfolio pieces need to be school assignments?
J Pogue
01:37:31
At least one needs to be a school assignmnets
Paulina Ilina
01:37:40
Can I put 10 poems in a doc and present that as one portfolio sample?
Alexea Ringo Juliano
01:37:43
I have a question for any of your current students interested in pursuing a stem career (math/computer sciences/engineering) -- why did you choose CGS over the Stafford Academy for Technology (STAT)?
Mayte Vasquez
01:37:49
I'm currently in the stat program, is it possible to do both stat and cgs?
S. Robles
01:37:50
will the portfolio meeting on 12/17 be recorded for later viewing?
Katherine Gibbs
01:38:00
when is the applications due?
J Pogue
01:38:05
There are a lot of options for portfolio pieces. Poetry would apply.
J Pogue
01:38:17
Katherine, I'll make sure you get that answer. I'm not 100%
Stephenie Fellinger
01:38:25
No portfolio pieces could be items that you created at home. For instance, you could bring original poetry pieces. or art pieces. You could film yourself playing an original piece.
J Pogue
01:38:48
You will not be able to do both stat and cgs at the same time.
Stephenie Fellinger
01:38:57
Yes the portfolio meeting on the 12/17 will be recorded.
Sarah Draper
01:39:02
Is the portfolio due with the entire application on Jan 8?
TIMOTHY DVORAK
01:39:02
Was the first application what was completed online? What is the next step?
Brett Downs
01:39:15
if your at north will all of the classes be at north or do you have to go to other schools for some classes? I realize right now is different
Stephenie Fellinger
01:39:54
Gather recommendations. Pull together your portfolio pieces. Reach out to your Gifted Resource teacher in your building or me.
J Pogue
01:40:20
Brett, if you base school is North, all of your classes will be there. If your base school is Mtn View, then your electives will be at Mtn View.
Brett Downs
01:40:34
TY
Paulina Ilina
01:40:38
How will we present our portfolio online?
Stephenie Fellinger
01:40:54
Virtually. Jan. 8 application due
Timothy DeChicchis
01:42:03
what time on the 17th?
Priyanka Saravana
01:42:24
Should we send it to you or should the teachers send it to you if we aren’t at SCPS
J Pogue
01:43:14
If you aren't in SCPS, everything can be sent to Dr Fellinger.
Julia Etu
01:43:22
Why did you choose CGS over AP/AP Capstone?
J Pogue
01:43:37
If you are in SCPS, your gifted teacher at your middle school would be a good choice too.
Stephenie Fellinger
01:43:41
You can do AP/AP Capstone AND CGS
Alexea Ringo Juliano
01:44:19
Great - thanks!
Constellation Cabin-Katarina
01:45:04
How recent does the CoGAT score need to be?
Robinson Vasquez
01:45:49
Is it possible to take CGS with AFJROTC?
Theresa Arvesen
01:46:40
where do I find the application instructions online? and what do I have to fill out online first
Katherine Gibbs
01:46:45
what is the Coat test
Katherine Gibbs
01:46:52
CoGat*
Stephenie Fellinger
01:46:58
CogAT is an ability test
Paulina Ilina
01:47:05
If we get in will we have the same teachers for all 4 years of CGS?
Brett Downs
01:47:15
how do you take the cogat if your child hasn't taken it previously?
Theresa Arvesen
01:47:18
will there be an email with the site
J Pogue
01:47:23
Some of them will be the same all four years.
Paulina Ilina
01:48:10
Thank you!
Brett Downs
01:49:10
TY!
Theresa Arvesen
01:49:23
what is the deadline fir the application
Stephenie Fellinger
01:49:32
https://forms.gle/kPd4zVp5tCZejf6V6
Theresa Arvesen
01:49:37
can you post the website url thanks
Paulina Ilina
01:49:43
How many kids are there in each class?
J Pogue
01:49:51
http://cgsva.org/prospective-students/
Sarah Draper
01:50:01
Thank you - this was very helpful and interesting!
J Pogue
01:50:02
30 students in the freshmen class
Matthew Lee
01:50:06
Will students that previously took the COGAT have to take it again?
Paulina Ilina
01:50:10
ty!
Mia Rivera-Soto
01:50:16
When is the CogAT testing?
J Pogue
01:50:16
We have a max of 30 students in each class
Katherine Gibbs
01:50:21
Thank you for this meeting!
Susan Easter
01:50:28
You can also reach out to your Focus Resource Teacher.
Craig Olson
01:50:29
If there are other AP courses not in the CGS cousework are those available to take (AP Computer science, etc...)?
J Pogue
01:50:52
yes....but be careful about taking 7 or 8...
Ian Jagger Hartmann
01:51:20
how do I know if I have taken a cogat test
J Pogue
01:51:41
Ian, I would reach out to the gifted resource teacher or counselor at your school
Katherine Gibbs
01:51:59
sorry accident
Ian Jagger Hartmann
01:52:03
ok, I will thanks!!
Katherine Gibbs
01:52:10
nope
Katherine Gibbs
01:52:23
Thank you as well!
Susan Easter
01:52:25
Please ask your gifted resource teacher (Focus teacher) at your school. They are your go-to person!
Matthew Lee
01:52:27
Thank you!
lailah parage
01:52:30
Thank you!
Thomas & Michael Hinton
01:52:35
Have a good day.
Kurt Gibbs
01:52:35
Thank you!
Paulina Ilina
01:52:36
Thank you so much!!!! Byeeee!!!!!!!
Makayla Grubb
01:52:37
Thank you so much!
J Pogue
01:52:42
Thanks for being here Susan
Rasheedat Gidado
01:52:44
Thank you!
Patrick McOsker
01:52:44
Thank you have a good day!
Timothy DeChicchis
01:52:47
thank you
Makayla Grubb
01:52:48
Have a nice night
Addison Mihoulides
01:52:49
Thank you!
Priyanka Saravana
01:52:50
Thank you!
Susan Easter
01:52:50
gifted resource teacher at the high school level
Alexea Ringo Juliano
01:52:52
Thank you!
Stephenie Fellinger
01:52:54
Good night!
Susan Easter
01:52:57
Thank you, Jen!
Theresa Arvesen
01:52:58
thx
Lucas Kral
01:52:59
Thank you for all this information. This is going to help me tremendously when I make my decision. Have a nice evening!
Justin Murray
01:52:59
Thanks
Isabelle & Grayson Sipe
01:53:00
Thank you and have a good day
Bonnie Darkow
01:53:02
Thank you
Susan Easter
01:53:11
Jen, I'm at Forge now.
Jonnen Messer
01:53:12
Thank you
J Pogue
01:53:22
Susan, that's cool!