Advanced Academics

Coates ES offers full-day Advanced Academic Programs (AAP) level 4 classes in grades 3-6 for students found eligible.  FCPS eligibility information, including an explanation of the process and deadlines, can be found on the FCPS AAP website.

Besides our formal level 4 program, we believe that all students should have access and exposure to rigorous units of study and high levels of academic challenge.  Our AAP teachers work closely with their teammates in the general education classes to elevate the already-strong FCPS curriculum.  It’s common to see Coates teachers in all classrooms use teaching strategies from the AAP classrooms in their classrooms!

We also offer regular visits to the Ready to Shine Lab.  This is a place where students detach from the formal curriculum and work collaboratively through challenges that help them learn higher order skills like the ones noted in our mission.

Our advanced academics resource teacher, Mrs. Laura Hunter, is happy to answer any questions.