Advanced Academics Program

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in grades K-8. Annandale Terrace Elementary School offers a level IV Advanced Academic Program within the school. Advanced Academic learning experiences are designed to develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extension of the Program of Studies.

Our Annandale Terrace Advanced Academic resource teacher (AART) collaborates with the school staff to determine the appropriate level of advanced academic services. Parents may refer their child for advanced academic services or get additional information on the screening process or advanced academic opportunities at Annandale Terrace Elementary by contacting the school at 703-658-5600. Ongoing observation and assessment ensure that student needs are being met.

Our Advanced Academics Teacher

AAP Level IV Screening Updates for 2020-21 School Year – 

AAP Overview Video | La sinopsis de los servicios del Programa Académico Avanzado

AAP Screening and Identification Video | Evaluación e identificación para los servicios AAP Nivel IV (a tiempo completo)


Due to the ongoing pandemic, there will be a few adjustments to the Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) Level IV screening processes for the 2020-21 school year. Below please find some important notes for families.    


Timeline for Submitting an AAP Level IV Referral (Sept 8-Dec 1) Referral forms will be collected via email, sent to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, Anntoinette McEntyre at @email. The email will count as a digital signature for the referral. Please note referrals will not be accepted past December 1 in order to provide ample time for local schools to organize and submit screening portfolios to the central office. Parents have the option to submit the parent/guardian questionnaire and/or up to four pages of student work samples. These optional materials should be submitted to the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher Mrs. McEntyre when submitting the referral form. Discontinued: Awards and certificates will not be part of screening files.  


Testing Updates: The one-time retest option for the Naglieri Nonverbal Abilities Test (NNAT) or CogAT test will not be available this school year. There will be a process for students without an abilities test on file to take the NNAT in December. Local schools will determine which students require the NNAT and will reach out to families to schedule safe and socially distanced testing. Please note that while private testing that follows guidelines may be submitted, testing is only type of data considered. All ability tests are considered within the larger context of the overall screening portfolio. FCPS does not encourage families to seek additional testing beyond what FCPS provides to all students.


We will hold our first parent information session on October 5th at  2:00 on  BBCU We will hold the parent sessions on the screening processes for AAP levels II-IV on November 9th at 2:00 on BBCU Link.