Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs → 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.
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.
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 .
Elementary ProgramsCenters for Enriched Studies, Enriched Literacy Curriculum
Middle School ProgramsMagnet Programs
High School ProgramsMagnet Programs, Local Enriched Courses in Math and World Studies
Twice Exceptional Students and ServicesFrequently 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:
About Accelerated and Enriched InstructionAEI Vision, Mission and MCPS GT Policies
850 Hungerford Drive, Room 259 Rockville, Maryland 20850
Fax: 301-279-3529Telephone: 240-740-3110
AEI is part of the MCPS Office of Curriculum and Instructional Programs (OCIP).
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 (PDF). The committee is comprised of 20-25 community and staff stakeholders who represent multiple points of view.