Happy Thanksgiving and Calendar Reminders!

Thanksgiving Break

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As a reminder, FCPS Schools and Offices will be closed on Wednesday, November 23 - Friday, November 25 for Thanksgiving Break.

Here at Forestville, we hope that our Forestville community has a safe and healthy Thanksgiving day and break!

Classes will resume on Monday, November 28

See the complete 2022-23 School Year Calendar

AAP Screening Deadline: Dec 15th

Full-Time Services, Grades 3-8 (Level IV)  

Some advanced learners need a full-time advanced academic program with differentiated instruction in all four core content areas (Language Arts, mathematics, social studies, and science).  

Students eligible for full-time AAP services are cluster grouped on a full-time basis and receive: 

  •   Full-time use of materials from the AAP Curriculum Framework in       Language Arts, mathematics, science, and social studies, and 
  •       Curriculum that is differentiated through acceleration, depth, and complexity of content.  

Full-time services continue through Grade 8. Students do not need to be evaluated each year. 

Screening for Advanced Academic Program Services 

Multiple data points are reviewed holistically to determine eligibility for all FCPS advanced academic services. Committees consider student work from opportunities with AAP lessons, examples of student reasoning or gifted behaviors from class discussions and activities, progress reports, achievement and ability scores, and parent input. Committees consider whether students have access to a group of students with similar academic needs to support academic conversations and growth in the classroom. No pieces of the data are weighted in the holistic screening process.   

Eligibility decisions for subject-specific advanced differentiation and part-time services are made by a committee at the local school, and screening is ongoing throughout the school year. To refer for subject-specific advanced differentiation and part-time services, submit the AAP School-Based Referral Form to the AART at the local school. 

Eligibility decisions for full-time services are made by the countywide central selection committee. 

Screening for full-time services occurs during specific screening cycles:   

  •   Fall screening is available for students who are new to FCPS since January. 

The fall screening referral window is from the first day of school - October 15. 

  •   Spring screening is available for any Grade 2-7 FCPS-enrolled student.  

The spring screening referral window is from the first day of school - December 15. 

Please do not wait for test scores before submitting a referral for your student in Grades 2-7. Referrals submitted after December 15th will not be accepted.   

Referral forms for all advanced academic program services are found at https://www.fcps.edu/node/38893

For more information, please visit the AAP website at: https://www.fcps.edu/registration/advanced-academics-identification-and-placement/current-fcps-students.  

For any additional questions, please contact Shana Twitchell, Advanced Academics Resource Teacher, at srtwitchell@fcps.edu.