Advanced Academic Programs

Sunrise Valley is a Level IV Advanced Academic Center school, which provides full-time advanced services to students within our community as well as students in neighboring elementary schools. Students who are found eligible to receive these services through a central selection screening process receive a challenging instructional program in language arts, math, science, and social studies.

In addition to our Level IV program, Sunrise Valley provides the following Advanced Academic Services:

Level I Services: All students in our community of learners receive instruction using 9 critical and creative thinking strategies. Students apply the use of mind mapping, questioning, encapsulation, point of view, visualization, decisions and outcomes, analogies, PMI, and fluency, flexibility, originality, and elaboration (FOFE) to their grade-level concepts.

Level II Services: Students identified by our local Advanced Academic committee receive differentiated instruction in a content area(s) of strength. Instruction is delivered by the classroom teacher in collaboration with Sara Balcanoff the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher (AART) .

Level III Services: Students identified by our local Advanced Academic committee work directly with the AART each week in a small group setting. During this time, students are challenged with enrichment and extension activities developed to enhance grade-level curriculum.

Level IV Screening Timeline 

October 5, 2017

Students in grades 3-6 who are new to FCPS after February 2017 may be screened for placement beginning second semester of the current school year.

January 12, 2018

Students in grades 2-6 may be screened for full-time services to begin in the fall. All Level IV referral forms and optional materials are due to the AART at Sunrise Valley by this date. Decisions will be mailed home directly from the AAP Office in the spring.