Advanced Academics Program (AAP)

Advanced Academics Parent Information

For families wanting to learn more about Advanced Academics and the services that we provide, please see the AAP Overview videos below. Additionally, if you were not able to attend the meeting but are interested in learning about the process for full-time services, please see the AAP Screening and Identification presentation below. If you should have any questions after viewing these presentations, please feel free to contact our Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Alyssa Grabel, at [email protected]

Families interested in having their child go through screening for full-time AAP services need to complete a referral form. For families new to the county as of January 2023, the deadline to submit a referral for fall screening is October 15th. For families who are returning, the deadline to submit a referral is December 15.

All families are invited to attend the following information sessions:

  • Introduction to AAP & the Continuum of Services Information Night - September 27th at 6pm in the cafeteria - Presentation can be found here: 2023-2024 AAP Elementary Services Overview_0.pdf
  • Understanding the Full-Time AAP Screening Process Information Night -October 4th at 6pm in the cafeteria

AAP Overview in Spanish

AAP Overview in English

AAP Screening and Identification in English

AAP Screening and Identification in Spanish                            

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. Additional information can be found at FCPS AAP.

Advanced Academic Program 

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. Families are able to submit the referral from any time up to the deadline.

Important dates for the 2022-23 School Year:

  • Level IV FALL Referral deadline for new to FCPS 3rd – 6th students, as of January 1, 2023, – October 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
  • Level IV Spring Referral deadline for 2nd – 6th grade FCPS students – December 15, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.

One Time Retake

Parents who wish to exercise their one-time retake of the CogAT or NNAT should submit a written request via email to our Assistant Principal Coretta and AART Alyssa Grabel. This request must be submitted no later than September 15, 2023. Please email Alyssa Grabel with any questions.

AAP Level IV Referral Form

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


  • 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


  • 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

AAP Fall Newsletter 

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