Young Scholars (K-12)
The Young Scholars (YS) Model identifies and nurtures advanced academic potential in students from historically underrepresented populations.
Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) created the Young Scholars Model in 2001 to increase representation of diverse students in K-12 Advanced Academic Programs. In this model school staff and families work together to:
- Find and nurture gifted potential.
- Support academic mindsets and habits.
- Prepare students for more challenging and rigorous courses.
Access and Opportunity
The Young Scholars model creates a school culture that:
- Provides many opportunities for tasks that show talent.
- Emphasizes students’ ability to think, reason, and problem solve.
- Provides opportunities for access and supports for success in K-12 advanced coursework.
Because Young Scholars (YS) is a model, schools meet the goals in different ways. Examples of YS in action include:
- Use of units from the Advanced Academic Programs curriculum framework (elementary school students).
- Career exploration through Project-Based Learning (all students).
- Young Scholars Summer Camp (for elementary and middle school students; select school sites).
- Student Leadership Academies (rising middle school students).
- Progress Reflection and Goal Setting Conferences (middle and high school students).
- Young Scholars Summer Institutes (high school students).
- Young Scholars Advisory Time (middle and high school students).
Identification of Young Scholars
A local school committee identifies students for Young Scholars using the YS profile. Elementary school students are also identified for AAP services at that time. For questions about Young Scholars, please contact:
Elementary School: Advanced Academic Resource Teacher
Middle and High School: Director of Student Services
Young Scholar Schools
YS are typically identified in elementary school. As YS move to middle and high school, each school staff works with students and families to ensure continued support for access and success in advanced coursework.
|Aldrin ES||Forest Edge ES||Mason Crest ES|
|Annandale Terrace ES||Forestdale ES||McNair ES|
|Bailey's ES||Fort Belvoir ES||Mosby Woods ES|
|Bailey's Upper ES||Fort Hunt ES||Mount Eagle ES|
|Beech Tree ES||Franconia ES||Mount Vernon Woods ES|
|Belvedere ES||Freedom Hill ES||Newington Forest ES|
|Braddock ES||Garfield ES||North Springfield ES|
|Bren Mar Park ES||Glen Forest ES||Olde Creek ES|
|Brookfield ES||Graham Road ES||Parklawn ES|
|Bucknell ES||Groveton ES||Pine Spring ES|
|Bull Run ES||Gunston ES||Providence ES|
|Bush Hill ES||Halley ES||Riverside ES|
|Camelot ES||Haycock ES||Rolling Valley ES|
|Cameron ES||Hayfield ES||Rose Hill ES|
|Cardinal Forest ES||Herndon ES||Saratoga ES|
|Centre Ridge ES||Hollin Meadows ES||Shrevewood ES|
|Centreville ES||Hunt Valley ES||Sleepy Hollow ES|
|Cherry Run ES||Hunters Woods ES||Springfield Estates ES|
|Clearview ES||Hutchison ES||Stratford Landing ES|
|Clermont ES||Hybla Valley ES||Terra Centre ES|
|Columbia ES||Island Creek ES||Terraset ES|
|Crestwood ES||Keene Mill ES||Timber Lane ES|
|Cub Run ES||Lake Anne ES||Washington Mill ES|
|Cunningham Park ES||Lane ES||Westgate ES|
|Daniels Run ES||Laurel Hill ES||Westlawn ES|
|Deer Park ES||Little Run ES||Weyanoke ES|
|Dogwood ES||London Towne ES||Woodburn ES|
|Dranesville ES||Lorton Station ES||Woodlawn ES|
|Eagle View ES||Louise Archer ES||Woodley Hills ES|
|Fairfax Villa ES||Lutie Lewis Coates ES|
|Fairhill ES||Lynbrook ES|