Instructional Services Department
The vision of the Instructional Services Department (ISD) is to lead the development of innovative curriculum and instructional programs for Fairfax County Public Schools in collaboration with local, national, and international experts. Instructional Services will use current research-based best practices to guide instruction that is customized for students providing equal opportunity so that all students can reach their full potential and be successful, productive citizens in the 21st century.
Areas of Responsibility
The Instructional Services Department is organized to provide support and services for FCPS schools, students, and parents.
Counseling and College and Career Readiness
The Office of Counseling and College and Career Readiness provides instructional leadership and support for all Fairfax County public schools. The office is also responsible for PreK-12 programs in the areas of Career and Technical Education, School Counseling, College Success Programs, and Career and Transition Services.
The Office of ESOL (English for speakers of other languages) services provides instructional leadership and support for all Fairfax County public schools in the areas of PreK-12 ESOL, the Transitional ESOL High School program, and Adult ESOL.
PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction
The Office of PreK-12 Curriculum and Instruction (PreK-12) provides instructional leadership and support for all Fairfax County public schools in the areas of advanced academics, mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, online campus, early childhood, fine arts, health and physical education, instructional technology, library services, and world languages.
Operations and Communications
The Office of Operations and Communications supports the Instructional Services Department programs and services through finance, administrative, logistics, and technology support. The office is also responsible for Adult and Community Education (ACE), web development and communications, library operations, and financial management and program support.
The Title I team oversees implementation of the Title I, Part A federal grant in FCPS high poverty elementary schools and central programs, with the aim of engendering educational equity as a means to close student achievement gaps. This team includes financial and instructional resources and supports for Title I schools, including meaningful professional learning and family engagement experiences.