Learn about Fairfax County Public Schools' Elementary School Academic Programs by grade level.
Advanced Academic Program (K-6)
Discover more about advanced academic services at the elementary level. The Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) provides challenging learning experiences for all students and builds on individual strengths and abilities.
Instruction on band instruments is provided for interested students in grades 5 and 6. Classes meet once a week for a 60 minute period during the school day with instrumental music teachers. Classes are offered for both beginning and experienced band students. Advanced band students also have the opportunity to perform in the district solo/ensemble festival and participate in Area Band. Visit the FCPS Fine Arts Music site for more information.
Explore resources about the norms of appropriate, responsible behavior (and its positive and negative impact on self and others) with regard to technology use on the FCPS Digital Citizenship Site.
English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
Learn more about how Elementary English Learners (ELs) are provided support with content understanding and the development of their English language proficiency skills in listening, speaking, reading, and writing by visiting the Elementary English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) page.
Family Life Education Program
Gain more details about each grade level's Family Life Education curriculum.
Grading and Reporting Handbook for Parents
Understand the background, philosophy and more behind standards based grading in the Grading and Reporting Handbook for Parents. Please be certain to view the links titled "Read more about Elementary Grading Guidelines" and "Read more about Elementary Grading Parent Communication". For specific information regarding each grade level's progress see the "Progress Report Information By Grade Level" link listed on this page.
Portrait Of a Graduate Skills
Learn how the Portrait of a Graduate aim to move students and staff members to look beyond the high-stakes testing environment and to help our students develop skills so they can be successful in the workforce of the future.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Program
Learn about the school-wide Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports systems used to establish the social culture and behavioral supports needed for all children in a school to achieve both social and academic success.
Standards of Learning
The Standards of Learning (SOL) for Virginia Public Schools describe the Commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement at the state level.
Discover how Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics help to deepen content understanding and foster Portrait of a Graduate attributes.
All 4th, 5th and 6th graders are invited to learn to play a string instrument at Lees Corner. Students are given information about the four instruments, violin, viola, cello and bass, in September and may select one instrument. Beginners will learn proper instrument position and note reading, and how to produce good sound. Advanced 5th and 6th graders will perform string orchestra music from a variety of styles and time periods. These advanced students also have the opportunity to join Fairfax Area Orchestra and participate in Solo and Ensemble Festival. Visit the FCPS Fine Arts Music site for more information.