Continuum of Services

Fairfax County Public Schools Advanced Academic Programs offers several types of challenging learning experiences to meet the needs of a broad range of advanced learners. At the elementary level, advanced academic services are implemented on a continuum:

  • All students engage with content using the Nine Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies.
  • Some students require differentiated extension lessons in areas of academic strength.
  • Some students are identified for part-time services that typically occur once a week.
  • Some students are identified for full-time services in all academic subject areas.

At the secondary level, advanced courses are open-enrollment for students with particular strengths and interests through honors, AP, IB, dual enrollment, and Virginia Governor's School opportunities.