What is GEAC?
The Gifted Education Advisory Council (GEAC) is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization started in 1989 to support parents, students, and educators in the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) highly capable community, including the LWSD Quest program. GEAC works in coordination with the LWSD and the highly capable community, similarly to how a PTA serves your local neighborhood school. Our operating budget is funded 100% by annual donations and corporate matching.
Who we are…
GEAC membership consists of families in the LWSD highly capable community, primarily current or past Quest families. Educators and other community members are welcome and encouraged to join. All are volunteers.
What we do…
Our Mission: To support the unique needs of highly capable students enrolled in the Lake Washington School District.
We approach this mission through four avenues:
- Outreach: fostering communication and connection among families and staff within the highly capable learning community, as well as fostering communication and understanding between the highly capable learning community and others.
- Enrichment: supporting highly capable student learning in the classroom, making available funding for enhancements including, but not limited to, curriculum resources, excursions, and professional development for staff.
- Education: offering information about and/or access to relevant education and support opportunities for parents, students, and educators in the highly capable community.
- Advocacy: advocating for the needs of highly capable students before families, the LWSD School Board, and the LWSD administration, and supporting broader advocacy efforts on behalf of the highly capable community.
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For the GEAC Bylaws click here