GLOBAL PLUS is a language program which blends the strengths and proven benefits of two well-established (FCPS-ACE) language programs–FLEX and GLOBAL.


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Languages Offered

Arabic, ASL, Chinese, French, German, Korean, Spanish

The goal of the GLOBAL PLUS program is to foster a world language advantage by offering high quality language classes to elementary students, and thereby capture the optimal time in a child’s life to learn a new language.

  1. GLOBAL PLUS students will establish a strong foundation in language learning, that will give them an edge as they enter middle school and beyond.
  2. Teachers will now have access to three different curricula that address the needs of different skill levels: first- time learners to heritage speakers.
  3. In support of the FCPS Portrait of a Graduate, the GLOBAL PLUS curriculum delivers a stronger focus on communication. This will provide children with skills to establish meaningful connections as they become GLOBAL citizens of a rapidly changing, increasingly diverse and interconnected world.

What is the program structure?

Students are grouped in 3 levels: kindergarten, grades 1-3, and grades 4-6. One hour before/after school enrichment classes in Arabic, American Sign Language, Chinese, French, German, Korean* and Spanish. Classes are 8, 10, or 20 weeks and start in October.

GLOBAL Plus FCPS Schools for the 2019-20 School Year

This list is subject to change.

  • Bush Hill
  • Canterbury Woods
  • Cardinal Forest
  • Greenbriar West
  • Haycock
  • Hunt Valley
  • Island Creek
  • Mantua
  • Mosby Woods
  • Orange Hunt
  • Rolling Valley
  • Sangster
  • Spring Hill
  • Wakefield Forest
  • Westbriar
  • Westlawn
  • White Oaks

Korean Only Schools (Note: Korean classes only open to students attending that particular school, this list is subject to change)

  • Deer Park
  • Fairfax Villa
  • Mosby Woods
  • Powell
  • White Oaks

See what parents are saying about the GLOBAL PLUS program

  • “Mrs. Molnar-Grabowski is an amazing teacher, we love her” - French Grades 4-6 at Canterbury Woods ES
  • “My kids enjoyed her class every week. Ms. Connie was very kind and patient”. Chinese Grades 1-3 at Haycock ES.
  • “Excellent teacher, friendly environment, student came back home happy and excited about learned lessons” – Spanish K-1, Hunt Valley ES
  • “Miss Rigby always communicated well via email and each week after class. She was energetic and would provide feedback about how my child was doing. I appreciated that”!! – Spanish Kindergarten at Island Creek ES

Frequently Asked Questions

When do GLOBAL PLUS classes start and how do I register for a GLOBAL PLUS class at my school?

Registration Begins August 26, 2019

Registration is through Adult and Community Education (ACE) for all languages except Korean.

To register for Korean classes please email the World Language office or call 571-423-4609.

To register a non-FCPS student (if space allows), call 703-506-2280.

GLOBAL PLUS emergency forms are required from all students on the first day of class.

If Global plus is not offered at my school, can my child take it at another school?

Please call us (703-506-2280) to discuss what options may be available.

Sibling Discounts are also available

Siblings qualify for a 10% discount by calling the ACE Registration Office at 703-658-1201 (cannot be combined with other discounts).

Emergency Care Form

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    Emergency Care Form