Great Beginnings Summer Institute


2024 Great Beginnings Summer Institute!

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2023 Great Beginnings Summer Institute!

We are so excited that you have chosen to Engage!, Inspire!, and Thrive! as a Fairfax County Public Schools teacher!

Great Beginnings Summer Institute (GBSI) is a four-day professional learning opportunity for novice and veteran teachers new to the county.

The 2023 Great Beginnings Summer Institute will occur from Monday, August 7, through Thursday, August 10.

Thank you to Apple Federal Credit Union (AFCU) for sponsoring this year's event!

  • Learn more about AFCU at the bottom of this page!

Apple Federal Credit Union (AFCU) wants to support you!

Check us out for:

  • Getting paid up to two days early!
  • Guaranteed approval for $500 - 0% Educator Line of Credit (applications accepted for up to $5,000)!
  • Free accounts!
  • Summer Pay Savings Account – pays like a paycheck during July, so you can enjoy your much-deserved time off!
  • Summer skip-payments on credit cards!
  • Much more!

Employees, Applicants, and Retirees

Submit questions or concerns, as well as upload forms and other documents through the FCPS StaffConnect portal. Human Resources representatives are also available for assistance Monday – Friday (8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.) by calling 571-423-3000 or 1-800-831-4331.