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 Updates for 2019-2020  (Updated June, 10, 2020)

Due to the emergency closure of schools ordered by Gov. Larry Hogan there are some changes to the GT Identification process for the 2019-2020 school year.  These changes are outlined below. 

  • Grade 2:  GT testing and Identification will be postponed until the 2020-2021 school year.
  • Grade 3 and 5:  GT testing took place prior to the school closure.  For the 2019-2020 school year, identification will be a central office based process.
    •  If a student was tested for GT identification their parent/guardian will receive a mailed letter in late August which will indicate whether or not the student met the GT Identification criteria. 
    • If a student did not meet the GT Identification criteria, their parent/guardian may use the link below to request that the student participate in the next opportunity to be rescreened.
    • A live link to request rescreening will be available on this page after the letters have been mailed. 
  • 2020-2021 Instructional recommendations for reading and mathematics were determined by the school as part of the articulation process.  Please contact your child's school if you have questions regarding enrichment opportunities.
  • If you have any questions about the changes in the GT Identification for 2019-2020 due to school closures, please call AEI at 240-740-3110 and leave a message.

 To learn more about the MCPS GT Identification Process and the criteria for GT designation please see:   Elementary Gifted and Talented Identification and Instructional Recommendation Process .   

AEI Highlights

Elementary Programs
Centers for Enriched Studies, Enriched Literacy Curriculum

Middle School Programs
Magnet Programs

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

 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

AEI is part of the MCPS Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs (OCIP).

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