Young Scholars is a K-8 initiative that is designed to increase the proportion of historically underrepresented students in gifted programs. School administrators, teachers, and Advanced Academic resource teachers work together to find and nurture gifted potential in young learners. 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.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) developed the Young Scholars initiative to increasethe proportion of historically underrepresented students in its K-8 gifted programs. In this model, school administrators, teachers, and GT resource teachers work together to nurture Young Scholars and prepare them for more challenging and rigorous courses.
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.
Dr. Carol V. Horn
K-12 Program Coordinator
3877 Fairfax Ridge Rd.
Fairfax, VA 22030
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