About Our School
Laurel Hill Elementary opened in September 2009. It serves approximately 900 students and employs over 80 staff members.
We engage and challenge all of our students to become critical thinkers and responsible citizens.
We build collaborative and respectful relationships with students, colleagues, and families.
We use best practices to ensure optimal student learning.
We refine our teaching and learning through teamwork and professional development.
Laurel Hill Elementary School prepares students to be confident, respectful, contributing citizens who create direction for their learning, think critically, work together, and problem solve to acquire knowledge and skills for the 21st century.
At Laurel Hill Elementary School, we believe that each child is important and entitled to the opportunity to realize his or her fullest potential.
We believe that effective teachers are essential to student success.
We believe that learning occurs best when instruction is tailored to individual needs.
We believe that adults and children thrive in a vibrant, safe, enriching, and respectful environment.
We believe that a well-rounded education enables students to lead fulfilling and culturally rich lives.
We believe that a dynamic partnership among students, parents, teachers, staff members, and the community is critical to exceptional student achievement.
We love the journey of life-long learning.
This document details how we are all working to make Laurel Hill the best that it can be.
|We are the Laurel Hill Lions. Our school colors are blue and gold.|
Advanced Academic Program (AAP)
Like all elementary schools in Fairfax County, Laurel Hill Elementary offers school-based Level III Advanced Academic Program (AAP) services to students who qualify. The services are provided on a pull-out basis once a week by our Advanced Academic ResourceTeacher Jeane Fahrenthold.
Laurel Hill does not have a full-time Level IV Advanced Academic Center. Students who qualify for full-time placement can choose to attend the center at nearby Lorton Station Elementary School.
Beginning in first and second grade, all FCPS students are screened for eligibility for Advanced Academic Services using a variety of assessments. Official AAP services begin in third grade. However, all of our teachers in all grade levels use differentiated instruction within the classroom to enrich the program of studies for those students who can benefit
from the additional material.
For more information on the FCPS Advanced Academic Program, visit http://www.fcps.edu/is/aap/index.shtml. For information about Laurel Hill program specifically, please contact Ms. Fahrenthold at email@example.com.
English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
ESOL services are provided to students to help them develop their English proficiency and enhance their academic achievement. With specialized instruction and materials, ESOL teachers work collaboratively with other teachers to provide access to content coursework while simultaneously helping students progress in English. We have two full-time ESOL teachers here at Laurel Hill.
All students who reside in homes where a second language is spoken will be assessed for English proficiency once they enroll. This assessment, combined with teacher assessment, will determine if a student qualifies for ESOL services.
For more information, visit the main ESOL page on the FCPS website http://www.fcps.edu/is/esol/index.shtml or contact one of our ESOL teachers, Judy Avalos at JLAvalos@fcps.edu or Nevada Sprung at firstname.lastname@example.org.