Academics

Giving kids choices to help them explore and find their passion!

The FCPS PreK and Early Head Start program provides a quality preschool experience with comprehensive services at no cost to qualifying families who reside in Fairfax County.

Academics are at the core of Fairfax County Public Schools, with a goal of having each student achieve his or her full academic potential by the time they graduate. Students are challenged to learn to communicate in at least two languages; explore and value the fine and practical arts; and understand the interrelationships of the countries and cultures of the world.

From early childhood through high school, FCPS provides challenging and appropriate instruction in the core subjects -- language arts, math, science, and social studies -- including advanced academic programs, honors classes in high school, and enrichment programs. Elective classes are offered beginning in middle school, and all students are required to take a class in economics and personal finance prior to graduation. Fine and performing arts, physical education, and world languages are integral parts of each child's education, from elementary through high school.

This main page offers information about FCPS academic opportunities, including early childhood; elementary, middle and high schools; adult education; special education instruction; alternative and nontraditional school programs; summer learning; and more. Academics