Advanced Academics Program (AAP)

Information regarding AAP at Twain

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.

If interested in applying, please take note of the following dates:

  • Thursday, October 10, 2019: New Students to FCPS (Enrolled after January 2019) Level IV Referral Form and materials are due to Mark Twain Student Services
  • Thursday, January 9, 2020: Current 7th Grade Students Level IV Form Referral Form and materials are due to Mark Twain Student Services
  • Forms can be found online on the FCPS website

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">571.423.4740

FCPS Elementary Advanced Academics

See more detailed information, including forms,

Testing and Identification Timeline

See timeline information for the upcoming school year.