Advanced Academics Program (AAP)

Continuum of Advanced Academic Services in FCPS

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-8. Learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies (POS). Teachers, administrators, and Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) work together to provide four levels of services. 

Advanced Academic Program Fall Newsletter

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners. FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach allows for a focus on matching services rather than labeling students.

Please review the fall newsletter from the Advanced Academic office regarding levels of services and important dates for testing and the referral windows. Parents can refer their child for level II, level III, and level IV services.

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View the Fall Newsletter - Korean

View the Fall Newsletter - Vietnamese

 

Referral Forms

Please find the referral forms for level II, level III, and level IV services below. Forms for level IV services must be submitted within the referral window. All referral forms are submitted to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Alyssa Grabel.

Important dates for the 2021-22 School Year:

  • Level IV FALL Referral deadline for new to FCPS 3rd – 6th students – October 7, 2021
  • Level IV Spring Referral deadline for 2nd – 6th grade FCPS students – December 15, 2021

AAP Level IV Referral Form

Purpose: To request screening for Level IV AAP services (Grades 2-7)

Who:

  • Current FCPS Students: Parents/Guardians submit to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) at the local school between first day of school and published January deadline to request spring screening
  • Newly Enrolled FCPS Students: Parents/Guardians submit by the Fall Screening deadline to request fall screening
  • Private/Home School Students: Parent/s Guardians submit as part of screening file

Deadline: See published deadline for FCPS or private/home school students

Download the Level IV Referral Form (PDFs):

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Parent/Guardian Questionnaire

Purpose: Optional form to provide information about the student from the family to support the AAP identification process for Levels II-IV

Who:

  • FCPS Parents/Guardians submit to school along with appropriate referral form
  • Private/Home School families submit with screening file

Deadline: Meet all relevant referral/submission deadlines

Download the Parent/Guardian Questionnaire (PDFs):

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Levels of Services Information

Check out the following PowerPoint presentations with more information from Mrs. Grabel's information session on Levels of Services.

Advanced Academics Programs (AAP) Overview of Available Elementary Services

 

Advanced Academics Programs Screening & Identification for Level IV (Full-Time) AAP Services for Identified Students in Grades 3-8

 

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