Advanced Academic Programs

Our Advanced Academics Staff

Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) is committed to challenging all students through talent development efforts and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of advanced learners.  

FCPS offers a continuum of advanced academic services for all students in Grades K-12. The continuum of services approach recognizes unique student needs and focuses on matching services, not labeling students. Through the continuum, students have: 

  • Multiple entry points for deeper learning opportunities in specific areas of need as they develop.  
  • A cluster group of students with similar academic needs to continue growing in their learning.  

Our Oak View ES Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART), Kathryn Moreno-Dunk, collaborates with the school staff to determine the appropriate level of advanced academic services. Ongoing observation and assessment ensure that student needs are being met.

Parents may refer their child for advanced academic services or get additional information on the screening process at Oak View by contacting Mrs. Moreno-Dunk.

Oak View Local Level IV program - How the Local Level IV differs from the Level IV Center

Oak View's Local Level IV program provides an important option for advanced learners who need the challenge of a full-time AAP center curriculum and do not want to leave their local school.

The Level IV Center for Oak View ES is located at Willow Springs ES.

Teachers in both settings are trained in gifted education and teach the same advanced academic curriculum to students who are ready for a highly challenging instructional program in the four core subject areas.

The main difference is in the make-up of the class. All of the students in full-time, center-based classes at Willow Springs have been identified as center-eligible by a central selection committee and will be coming from several neighborhood schools to comprise the center class. In a Local Level IV classroom at Oak View, the students are a mix of students who are center-eligible and high achieving students who are capable of working at advanced levels, all enrolled in the local school.