Accelerated and Enriched Instruction

Montgomery County Public Schools is committed to providing rigorous instructional programs that encourage all students to realize their full potential as learners. A continuum of programs and services are provided.

Students’ learning may be enriched and accelerated; and, students may participate in advanced-level coursework at their local schools. Instruction is differentiated to provide all students appropriate pacing and support necessary for advanced-level learning.

Students may also attend special programs such as centers for enriched studies, magnet programs, or specialized programs, based on their interest and talent.


Gifted and Talented Identification Update- Second Review for Grade 2  (Updated August 18, 2021)

Updated Gifted and Talented decision letters for rising third grade students will be sent to families from Central Office the week of August 23.  

In May of 2021 all grade 2 students were screened for gifted and talented identification. This summer, data from Spring 2021 MAP R-F administration was added to the literacy measures and a second review of students in grade 2 for the 2020-2021 school year was conducted. Student's gifted and talented designation may or may not have changed based on this review. Updated parent letters will be mailed to all families of students who were in grade two for the 2020-2021 school year the week of August 23, 2021.
 For more information about the specific criteria used and answers to frequently asked questions, please read:  2020-2021 Understanding the Gifted and Talented Identification Process Pandemic Plan (updated August 2021).

If you still have questions about the modifications in the GT Identification Process for 2020-2021, please call AEI at 240-740-3110.  If you need to leave a message please include a brief summary of your question, your child's student id number, grade, school and your contact information. 

If you have questions about the instructional recommendations for your student please contact your school administrator.  

If your letter states your child will be rescreened, there is no further action necessary.  Your student will automatically be re-evaluated in 3rd grade. Parents whose students were not identified as Gifted and Talented or for rescreening  may use the link below to request that their student be re-evaluated at the next screening opportunity.   

Request for rescreening  []

2020-2021 Understanding the Gifted and Talented Identification Process Pandemic Plan (updated August 2021)  


AEI Highlights

Elementary Programs
Local Enrichment, Enriched Literacy Curriculum, Centers for Enriched Studies

Middle School Programs
 Local Enriched Courses in Math and World Studies, Magnet Programs,

 High School Programs
Magnet Programs

 Twice Exceptional Students and Services
Frequently Asked Questions, Publications and Resources about gifted students with disabilities (e.g. GT/LD)

Excellence in Gifted and Talented Education (EGATE) School Awards Program- This program honors exceptional elementary, middle, and high schools that offer gifted and telented programs aligned with the objectives and criteria of the Maryland Criteria for Excellence:  Gifted and Talented Program Guidelines and Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 13A.04.07 Gifted and Talented Education.  The following MCPS schools have been named EGATE schools:

  • Chevy Chase Elementary School (2016 EGATE School)
  • Montgomery Blair High School (2010 EGATE School)

About Accelerated and Enriched Instruction
AEI Vision, Mission and MCPS GT Policies

Accelerated and Enriched Instruction

850 Hungerford Drive,
Room 259
Rockville, Maryland 20850

Fax: 301-279-3529
Telephone: 240-740-3110

Curriculum and Instructional Programs,  Office of Teaching, Learning, and Schools.


For Parents & Students

Resources for Parents and Students 


AEI Feedback Council

AEI Feedback Council