Advanced Academics Programs

Fairfax County Public Schools offers a continuum of advanced academic services for students K-12 that builds upon students' individual strengths and skills and maximizes the academic potential of all learners.

Our Lemon Road Advanced Academic resource teacher (AART), Ms. Straw,  collaborates with the school staff to determine the appropriate level of advanced academic services. Parents may refer their child for advanced academic services or get additional information on the screening process or advanced academic opportunities at Lemon Road by contacting Avery Straw (information below) or by calling 703-714-6400. Ongoing observation and assessment ensure that student needs are being met.

Further reading for the 2023 - 2024 school year:

Recording of November 10th, 2023 Principals' Coffee with a presentation by Ms. Straw, our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher (AART), on the referral process. 


AAP Center at Lemon Road

Multilingual Parent Podcast: FCPS Advanced Academic Program Continuum of Services

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In the latest multilingual podcast produced in conjunction with the Office for ESOL Services and the Office of Professional Learning and Family Engagement, you can learn about the FCPS Advanced Academic Program (AAP) Continuum of Services and the different levels of services for elementary and secondary students. All K-12 students receive instruction to develop critical and creative thinking skills as part of AAP instruction. The goal is to build upon students’ individual talents and skills to maximize their academic potential as learners. Equity of access to the services is a priority within FCPS. For more information, visit the AAP website.

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