Young Scholars (K-12)

The Young Scholars (YS) Model identifies and nurtures advanced academic potential in students from historically underrepresented populations.

Young Scholars is designed to find and nurture advanced academic potential in students from historically underrepresented populations. Curricular interventions and support are provided through the collaboration of the classroom teacher and the advanced academic resource teacher. As students progress through elementary and secondary school, continuing support and opportunities for accessing rigorous coursework are provided by school staff.

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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