Transforming teaching and learning to prepare students for the future
FCPSOn is a transformation of learning for students and educators. At its core, it provides students with equitable access to meaningful learning experiences and technology to support their learning.
In FCPSOn schools, each student receives an FCPS-issued device to access dynamic resources and participate in learning tailored to the student’s individual needs. Students will have access to the device at school, and in some schools and grade levels, they will also be able to take their device home.
FCPSOn's transformation of learning leads to Portrait of a Graduate outcomes for ALL students. Portrait of a Graduate skills include collaborating with peers, problem-solving, and creating original work. Also, today's students are tomorrow's workforce. FCPSOn provides them with real-world technology skills that will be essential as adults.
FCPSOn supports teachers in doing what they do best. Devices will not replace teachers. Teachers are supported through ongoing, dynamic professional learning for teachers that will result in purposeful, collaborative student learning experiences.
While participating in FCPSOn, students also develop digital citizenship skills as well as the responsible and safe use of technology within the learning process. It also builds a shared responsibility between school and home that provides a strategic approach to supporting students as they practice digital citizenship skills. Please visit the Digital Citizenship webpage to learn more.
Phase One Schools
eLearning Backpack (ELB)
Annandale HS, Falls Church HS, Fairfax Adult HS, Justice HS, Lewis HS, and Mount Vernon HS
Chantilly HS, Franklin MS, Rocky Run MS, Brookfield ES, Greenbriar East ES, Greenbriar West ES, Lees Corner ES, Oak Hill ES, and Poplar Tree ES
Schools in the Chantilly Pyramid and eLearning Backpack high schools adopted FCPSOn as part of a pilot program in 2016. Pending approval, FCPSOn will be implemented at remaining schools during the proposed timeline:
2019-20 High Schools
2020-21 Middle Schools
2021-22 Elementary Grades 3-6
2022-23 PreK Kindergarten Elementary Grades 1-2
Technology and Our Youngest Learners
Last year, FCPS was awarded $18 million in reimbursement funds from the FCC’s Emergency Connectivity Fund. FCPS purchased age-appropriate iPads to support PreK-K students, and laptops to support advancing development for students in grades 1 and 2. Check out the video below to better understand what age appropriate instructional technology looks like at school and home.