Advanced Academic Program

Advanced Academic Press

Each elementary school is staffed with an Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART). The AART collaborates with the school staff to determine the appropriate level of advanced academic services. Parents may refer their child for advanced academic services by contacting the AART at the local school. Ongoing observation and assessment ensures that student needs are being met.

For additional information about the screening process or advanced academic opportunities at your child’s school, contact the principal or AART at your local elementary school or the director of student services at the middle school. For information on countywide services for advanced learners, call the Advanced Academic programs office at 571-423-4740.

All Advanced Academic Program (AAP) forms are available here.

An AAP virtual orientation session took place on April 15, 2021. The information presented during this session is provided below. FCPS also provided a virtual orientation video for all new AAP families.

Welcome - Purpose of Orientation Meeting

In this follow up meeting we will:


  • Answer questions you may have about the video you viewed within your child’s eligibility letter;
  • Share about what makes Stratford unique as a Center School;
  • Share information about our wonderful PTA, and the services and supports they have for our families.

Why Choose Stratford Landing?

  • We offer and embrace diversity. Currently, we have 28 languages spoken in homes, and 19 countries represented in our student population.


  • Students get a chance to be with their intellectual peers, in a more rigorous and faster-paced dedicated gifted program.


  • All of our fabulous staff is certified in gifted education, or currently working on their certification.

Ways PTA Supports Our Families

Inclusion & Advocacy Group: Supports and networks SLES  families who have students with special needs, and/or special education services; Contact Jen Scully at @email.


SLES Military Group: Supports SLES military families; Contact Jennifer Saunders at @email.


SLES AAP Support Group: Provides student and family ambassadors to families and students who receive AAP services; Contact Amanda Socci at  @email.


The Stratford Landing Dollars for Destinies Legacy Scholarship: The SLES Website,  every January (rolling).


Parent Liaison: (Para las familias que hablan Español) Front office support for families; Kate Pennington at @email.


PTA website:

Need a Helping Hand?

Sometimes our new AAP students and their families need a helping hand to help navigate their way for a variety of different things. Please contact Ms. McBee at @email if your family or student would like to have an AAP Ambassador.

Current PTA Board

President: David Hodgkinson


President Elect: Amber Marchand


V.P. of Fundraising: TBD


V.P. of Community Events: Frances Parra 


V.P. of Communication Events: Gretchen Kearney


General Info: TBD


V.P. of Volunteer Coordinator: Nicole Chandler


Secretary: Rima Fusisi


Treasurer: Rebecca Stites


PTA website:

Before and After School Club Opportunities

During normal circumstances and normal scheduling, Stratford Landing offers a variety of before-school and after-school club activities. Many are run by parent or teacher volunteers. Some, are held by professionals from PTA hired companies.


There is a fee for most classes, however, limited scholarships are available to those who need it. There is currently no list of clubs that will be available next school year, but we look forward to having them again when we are able to.

Additional Questions, Feedback, and a Reminder

Additional Questions After This Meeting?

If you have any additional questions that arise after this presentation please contact AART, Tene McBee at @email, or Kate Pennington (Para Español) at @email.



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Don’t forget to accept or defer placement using the directions in your student’s eligibility letter by May 4, 2021


Didn’t get a chance to View the AAP Orientation Video?

View the AAP Orientation video for more information.

FCPS Advanced Academics Program (AAP)

Identification and Placement for Elementary School

AAP Family Resources