Advanced Academic 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 academic potential for all learners. Bull Run offers students all levels of Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), including a Level IV center as an option in grades 3-6.
Important Dates for 2023-2024 School Year
October 17th – AAP Parent Information Session (Continuum of AAP Services) 6:00pm-7:00pm for grades K-6
Tuesday, October 24th - Level IV Referral and Screening Process – This meeting is for parents of students in grades 2-6 interested in referring their child for Level IV services. 6:00-7:00 p.m.
October 15th - Fall Level IV Referrals Due electronically to AART by 11:59 for grades 3-6 (for families new to FCPS as of 1/1/2023)
December 15th - Spring Level IV Referrals Due electronically to AART by 11:59 PM
Click HERE for AAP forms
Levels of AAP Services
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) and Bull Run are committed to challenging all students through talent development and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners. Students may be screened for subject-specific and part-time AAP services at any time in the school year. However, in the spring, schools review data on all students to determine services for the start of the next school year. All students are screened in the spring; thus, it is not necessary to submit a referral form. Families will be notified of eligibility of newly identified, part-time services during the second week of June.
Accessing AAP Services
For more information about Advanced Academics services, contact:
- Gifted Education Teacher, ES