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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Schools:

Annandale Terrace ES

Forestdale ES

Mosby Woods ES

Bailey's ES

Fort Belvoir ES

Mount Eagle ES

Bailey's Upper ES

Fort Hunt ES

Mount Vernon Woods ES

Beech Tree ES

Franconia ES

Newington Forest ES

Belvedere ES

Freedom Hill ES

North Springfield ES

Braddock ES

Garfield ES

Olde Creek ES

Bren Mar Park ES

Glen Forest ES

Parklawn ES

Brookfield ES

Graham Road ES

Pine Spring ES

Bucknell ES

Groveton ES

Providence ES

Bull Run ES

Gunston ES

Riverside ES

Bush Hill ES

Halley ES

Rolling Valley ES

Camelot ES

Haycock ES

Rose Hill ES

Cameron ES

Hayfield ES

Saratoga ES

Cardinal Forest ES

Herndon ES

Shrevewood ES

Centre Ridge ES

Hollin Meadows ES

Sleepy Hollow ES

Centreville ES

Hunt Valley ES

Springfield Estates ES

Cherry Run ES

Hunters Woods ES

Stratford Landing ES

Clearview ES

Hutchison ES

Terra Centre ES

Clermont ES

Hybla Valley ES

Terraset ES

Columbia ES

Island Creek ES

Timber Lane ES

Crestwood ES

Keene Mill ES

Washington Mill ES

Cub Run ES

Lake Anne ES

Westgate ES

Cunningham Park ES

Lane ES

Westlawn ES

Daniels Run ES

Little Run ES

Weyanoke ES

Deer Park ES

London Towne ES

Woodburn ES

Dogwood ES

Lorton Station ES

Woodlawn ES

Dranesville ES

Louise Archer ES

Woodley Hills ES

Eagle View ES

Lutie Lewis Coates ES

Glasgow MS

Fairfax Villa ES

Lynbrook ES

Holmes MS

Fairhill ES

Mason Crest ES

Poe MS

Forest Edge ES

McNair ES