Middle School Advanced Academic Programs (AAP)
Fairfax County Public Schools provides a continuum of advanced academic services at the middle school level. Services provided to middle school students include Young Scholars, Honors classes, Level IV services, and the International Baccalaureate® (IB)
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) Advanced Academic Programs offers several types of challenging learning experiences to meet the needs of a broad range of advanced learners in middle schools. Advanced Academic services are implemented in middle schools using a school-based model through Honors coursework and Level IV Services. Middle School Honors classes are open enrollment. Eligibility for Level IV services is determined through a central selection committee.
The Young Scholars (YS) model identifies and nurtures advanced academic potential in students from historically underrepresented populations. Find information on the model and AAP services for YS.
International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP)
The International Baccalaureate® (IB) Middle Years Program (MYP) is an all-inclusive program for students in grades 6 through 10, with students choosing to pursue the FCPS MYP certificate in tenth grade.
Honors, Grades 7-8
Honors classes in middle school are open to all students who seek academic rigor. Fairfax County offers open enrollment in Honors social studies, English, science, and mathematics classes.
Full-Time Advanced Academic Program, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)
Full-time Advanced Academic Program (Level IV) focuses on academic depth and complexity in the four core content areas. Eligibility for Level IV services is determined through a selection committee at the central office level.
Twice-Exceptional (2e) Learners
2e learners have the ability to think, reason, and problem-solve at advanced levels, and they also have special learning needs. FCPS provides accommodations to ensure the success for 2e students--a unique group of learners.