AAP Support Group
Advanced Academics (AAP) Support Group Meeting
Who: All AAP Parents, Teachers and Staff
When: March 21, 2023
Groveton Elementary Cafeteria
Where: Groveton Cafeteria
What: AAP/Transitioning to Middle School
The Groveton AAP Support Group is a family-created group whose goals are to support Groveton Elementary School’s advanced academic opportunities as well as to build a network for the community of families whose children are receiving Advanced Academic Program (AAP) services.
If you have questions or are interested in participating in the AAP Support Group, please email GrovetonAAP@gmail.com! You can be as involved as your schedule allows and we have various volunteer opportunities throughout the year. We also greatly value family feedback and welcome all ideas and suggestions on how to make the AAP Support Group a success!
If you have questions about Groveton’s Advanced Academic services, please contact our Advanced Academics Resource Teachers at:
Erica Berson, Gifted Education Teacher, ES
Sheliah Gotha, Title I Resource Teacher, ES
What is Advanced Academics?
Fairfax County Public Schools offers advanced academic services for all students in grades K-12. Learning opportunities are designed to meet the unique learning profile of each advanced learner through a continuum of services designed to focus and engage the student in challenging learning experiences that develop higher-level thinking through enrichment, acceleration, and extensions of the Program of Studies (POS). Classroom teachers, administrators, and Advanced Academic Resource Teachers (AARTs) collaborate to deliver the various levels of service. For further information see the FCPS Advanced Academics website at: http://www.fcps.edu/is/aap/index.shtml
At Groveton, we have two Advanced Academics Resource Teachers (AART), Erica Berson and Sheliah Gotha. They coordinate the screening and identification of students for advanced academic services, collaborate with classroom teachers to provide differentiated instruction and provide direct school-based services for identified students. They provide services to the children at Groveton Elementary School through model lessons in Critical and Creative Thinking and working with the classroom teachers to extend and enrich the Program of Studies (POS).
To learn more about Groveton’s Advanced Academic Program services and opportunities, please visit its website at: https://grovetones.fcps.edu/academics/advanced-academics-program.