Advanced Academics Program Application Information

September 27, 2018

Advanced Academics Program Application Information

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Advanced Academic Programs offers a continuum of services to meet the needs of a broad range of advanced learners. Advanced academic services in middle school include honors classes, mathematics course acceleration, and full-time (Level IV) AAP services. Middle school honors classes are open enrollment. Eligibility for Level IV services is determined through a central selection process. Instruction in honors and Level IV classes is designed to develop critical and creative thinking skills as well as engage and challenge students through problem-based learning, concept-based instruction, and learner-centered inquiry.  If you are interested in referring your child for full-time Level IV services, please contact your child’s school counselor.

 

Full-Time Advanced Academic Programs, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)

Full-time (Level IV) AAP services are available for students in Grades 3-8 who have been found eligible through a central selection process. Central screening for Level IV service eligibility occurs twice each year:

  • Spring screening is held for any FCPS-enrolled student in Grade 2-7 who has been referred.
    • The deadline is January 10, 2019

Due to the volume of files screened centrally for Level IV services, deadlines are strictly held.   The referral form is available on the FCPS website at: https://www.fcps.edu/sites/default/files/media/forms/AAPLevelIVReferralForm_0.pdf

Additional information about the holistic screening process and information used for screening can be found at https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students

Information about Advanced Academic Programs in middle school is available on the FCPS website at: https://www.fcps.edu/academics/middle-school-academics-7-8/advanced-academics