Chesterbrook has an Advanced Academic Program for students in grades K-6. The school works with teachers to identify students that may benefit from the program, however, you can also request a screening of your child by contacting the school directly. If your child is selected for the AAP program they’ll be pulled out with other students throughout the week for those subjects.
Chesterbrook is a Local Level IV program for Fairfax County Advanced Academic Placement for grades 3rd-6th. Level IV advanced placement is a full-time program. Students that qualify for Level IV Services have the option of attending Haycock or remaining at Chesterbrook, their neighborhood school.
The biggest difference between the two programs is students enrolled. All students in full-time, center-based classes like Haycock have been identified as center-eligible by a central selection committee and will be coming from several neighborhood schools. In a Local Level IV classroom at Chesterbrook, the students are a mix of students who are center-eligible and high achieving students who are capable of working at an advanced level.
Chesterbrook is one of the few elementary schools in the area that offers FLES or Foreign Languages in Elementary Schools. The program helps students learn a world language, in this case Chinese, through Science and STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics) integrated content.
There are many activities for students before, during, and after school:
- Student Council Association -students can participate through classroom representatives and student officers
- Chorus, Theater, Band, and Strings – students in the upper grades may choose to participate in one of these electives in addition to general music
- Safety Patrol – Patrols support the staff and crossing guard during arrival and dismissal.