Advanced Academics Program
Advanced Academics at Fort Belvoir ES
Elementary School Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) at Fort Belvoir Elementary
Fairfax County Public Schools offers a continuum of advanced academic services at the elementary level. Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) provide challenging learning experiences for all students that build on individual strengths and optimize abilities.
Fairfax County Public Schools Advanced Academic Programs offer several types of challenging learning experiences to meet the needs of a broad range of advanced learners. At Fort Belvoir, Advanced Academic services are implemented using a school-based model the following ways:
Curriculum Literacy Lessons:
4. Mind Mapping
5. Point of View
8. Decisions & Outcomes
9. Plus, Minus, Interesting
10. Critical and Creative Thinking Strategies
Advanced Academic Curriculum Exposure:
1. Socratic Seminar
2. Caesar’s English
3. Document Based Questions
4. Great Debate
5. Jacob’s Ladder
6. William & Mary
7. Jason Science
Level II Students:
Differentiated classroom extension lessons to develop talent in areas of academic strength, interest and readiness. For example, students might deepen algebraic thinking by determining equality using visual cues then translate them to written equations.
Level III Students:
Part-time services that typically occur once a week in areas of strength in a pull-out or push-in model. For example, students might develop a thesis question: “Why Did So Many Colonists Die in Early Jamestown?” They would use primary source documents to persuasively argue the reasons and provide a generalized insight.Differentiated classroom extension lessons to develop talent in areas of academic strength, interest and readiness. For example, students might deepen algebraic thinking by determining equality using visual cues then translate them to written equations.
Young Scholars Program:
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) created the Young Scholars Model in 2001 to increase representation of diverse students in K-12 Advanced Academic Programs. Implementation may include use of AAP curriculum, career exploration through project-based learning, summer camp, and more.
Our Advanced Academics Program Teachers
- Gifted Education Teacher, ES