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 Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs Accelerated and Enriched Instruction About Accelerated and Enriched Instruction 


About Accelerated and Enriched Instruction

Our Vision

Our vision is that all schools will provide dynamic learning environments which challenge students to develop their intellectual power, creativity, and sense of self. All teachers will be knowledgeable about how able students learn effectively and will draw on a rich repertoire of innovative instructional strategies to support their students' achievements. There will be a climate of mutual caring and respect among stakeholders: teachers, parents, students, administrators, and community.

Mission Statement

The mission of the Division of Accelerated and Enriched Instruction (AEI) is to develop exemplary program models, instructional guidelines, curriculum components, and professional development in differentiated instruction to support students who are identified as Gifted and Talented (GT) or who have the motivation or potential to achieve at the highest levels.

Policy and Regulation

Meeting the Needs of Highly Able Students

Elementary School Middle School      

High School



Roles and Responsibilities of GT Liaison and AEIST 

  • GT Liaison
    All Elementary Schools identify a staff member to serve as the GT liaison. 
  • Accelerated and Enriched Instruction Support Teacher(AEIST)
    All Middle Schools have a .4 staff allocation for an AEIST.  This position is intended to address student and staff needs as the focus on supporting access to rigorous curriculum and program opportunities.  Teachers should not be assigned regular instructional periods during this time.


Accelerated and Enriched School Programs

AEI Feedback Council

The AEI Feedback Council provides feedback and continuing guidance to staff on MCPS programs and the implementation of MCPS Policy IOA Gifted and Talented Education. Find out more about the council. 


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