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

Handbook and Newsletters



Young Scholars Handbook acrobat








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Young Scholars Schools:


  • Annandale Terrace ES

  • Bailey's ES

  • Bailey's Upper 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

  • Deer Park 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

  • Shrevewood 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







playPlay Video: Young Scholars Program


playPlay Video: Overview of Young Scholars

To order copies of the entire 48 minute video with an in-depth explanation of the Young Scholars model click here.

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Dr. Carol V. Horn
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April 13, 2016