The program for gifted and talented students responds to the requirement of the Virginia Board of Education that each local school division plan and implement an instructional program for gifted and talented students at all levels K-12. Courses designated as Honors and Pre-AP and AP fulfill this requirement.
The Fairfax County Public Schools' high school Honors Program provides educational opportunities designed and coordinated to meet the needs, abilities, and interests of gifted and talented students. The high school gifted program has been implemented in four academic disciplines--mathematics, science, English, and social studies, and provides challenging courses for students who demonstrate advanced academic ability.
Differentiated curricula and teaching strategies which stress critical thinking skills, creativity, and problem-solving are integrated into the content of all Honors course offerings. The four-year sequence of courses in each of the academic disciplines, which progresses from Honors and pre-AP to AP provides a continuous and balanced gifted and talented program.
You can get a more detailed view of the Gifted and Talented Program in the Fairfax County Public Schools here