Advanced Academics Program (AAP)

In Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), gifted services are available to students who exhibit exceptional performance capability in academic, intellectual, and creative endeavors through Advanced Academic Programs (AAP). When a student is screened for AAP, the school division considers a student’s performance in the four core academic subject areas of language arts, mathematics, science, and social studies. FCPS also considers the diverse characteristics and behaviors associated with giftedness determined by multiple comprehensive assessments.

The Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology admissions application will go be available September 14, at 4:00pm through October 2, at 4:00pm. The application can be found at   

For additional questions, please contact:

Mrs. Flood-Wright, Mark Twain School Counselor at 703-313-3741 or

You can also contact the AAP Office at or 571-423-4740.

FCPS Elementary Advanced Academics

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Testing and Identification Timeline

See timeline information for the upcoming school year.