Young Scholars

Young Scholars: A Model for Success

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) developed the Young Scholars initiative to increase the proportion of historically underrepresented students in its K-8 advanced academic programs. In this model, school administrators, teachers, and Advanced Academic resource teachers work together to find and nurture gifted potential in young learners and prepare them for more challenging and rigorous courses. Through flexible grouping, summer school, and after school programs, students are provided an educational setting that raises their personal expectations and prepares them for more challenging and rigorous coursework and academic programs.

After eight successful years implementing the Young Scholars model, FCPS and CaseNEX partner to offer this extensive multimedia resource center and an online graduate level course comprised of four modules that enable schools to adapt the Young Scholars model to meet the needs of traditionally underrepresented populations in their own district.

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Casenex, an online course for school districts

YS model overview

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Young Scholars Schools:

Annandale Terrace ES

Bailey's ES

Beech Tree ES

Belvedere ES

Braddock ES

Brookfield ES

Bucknell ES

Bull Run ES

Bush Hill ES

Camelot ES

Cameron ES

Cardinal Forest ES

Centre Ridge ES

Centreville ES

Cherry Run ES

Clermont ES

Columbia ES

Crestwood ES

Cub Run ES

Cunningham Park ES

Daniels Run ES

Dogwood ES

Dranesville ES

Eagle View ES

Fairfax Villa ES

Fairhill ES

Forest Edge ES

Forestdale ES

Fort Belvoir ES

Fort Hunt ES

Franconia ES

Freedom Hill ES

Garfield ES

Glen Forest ES

Graham Road ES

Groveton ES

Gunston ES

Halley ES

Haycock ES

Hayfield ES

Herndon ES

Hollin Meadows ES

Hunt Valley ES

Hunters Woods ES

Hutchison ES

Hybla Valley ES

Island Creek ES

Keene Mill ES

Lake Anne ES

Lane ES

Little Run ES

London Towne ES

Lorton Station ES

Louise Archer ES

Lutie Lewis Coates ES

Lynbrook ES

McNair ES

Mosby Woods ES

Mount Eagle ES

Mount Vernon Woods ES

Newington Forest ES

North Springfield ES

Olde Creek ES

Parklawn ES

Pine Spring ES

Providence ES

Riverside ES

Rolling Valley ES

Rose Hill ES

Springfield Estates ES

Stratford Landing ES

Terra Centre ES

Terraset ES

Timber Lane ES

Washington Mill ES

Westgate ES

Westlawn ES

Weyanoke ES

Woodburn ES

Woodlawn ES

Woodley Hills ES

Glasgow MS

Holmes MS

Poe MS





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playPlay Video: Overview of Young Scholars

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Dr. Carol V. Horn
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3877 Fairfax Ridge Rd.
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September 25, 2015