Advanced Academic Program (AAP)

AAP Philosophy

What educators and psychologists recognize as giftedness in children is really potential giftedness, which denotes promise rather than fulfillment, and probabilities rather than certainties about future accomplishments.

…depends much on the match between a child’s budding talents and the kinds of nurturance provided.

    Dr. Harry Passow, 1985

We are committed to..

Providing challenging learning experiences that build on individual strengths and optimize academic potential.  meeting the needs and developing the potential of advanced learners through a continuum of advanced academic services.


•Peer relationships are one of the primary drivers for adolescent engagement

•Peer relationships cements existing relationships and helps forge new ones

•The transition platform preparation for honors/ IB/ AP coursework

•Identify with pyramid high school

•Connections to high school electives, sports, and activities/ clubs

FCPS Advanced Academics

Learn more about the variety of Advanced Academic offerings across FCPS.
Middle School Advanced Academics Program Information

Deferral Form

Fill out this form if you do not wish to have your student assigned to their designed Level IV middle school center for the next school year.
Middle School Level IV Center Deferral Form