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About Accelerated and Enriched Instruction
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.
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
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.