Through a broad based curriculum focused on DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards, the Advanced Academic Program and Services addresses the unique needs, potentials, and strengths of each student. DoDEA is committed to providing challenging learning experiences that build on individual strengths and promote growth for all students. In order to meet the needs of a broad range of advanced learners, DoDEA offers a continuum of advanced academic services.
Levels of Services
Level I—The Advanced Academic Program and Services Resource Teacher (AAPS-RT) collaborates with the classroom teacher to present critical and creative thinking exercises and lessons provided either by the AAPS-RT or the classroom teacher. The AAPS-RT serves as a resource for all elementary classroom teachers for developing targeted complex, critical thinking learning experiences. Differentiated instruction is provided by the classroom teacher.
Level II—All services available in Level I. Additional support may include: flexible cluster grouping which may take the form of like-ability groups, paired learning, and/or subject specific groupings based on student needs; learning extensions provided by the AAPS-RT (based on need); curricular compacting; learning contracts.
Level III—All services available in Levels I & II. Additional support may include: fixed cluster grouping allowing students of like academic need to work together when necessary; Quarterly Advanced Academic Units; independent studies; group research projects.
Level IV—All services available in Levels I, II & III. Additional support may include: content acceleration*; grade level acceleration*; mentoring relationships. *Requires a Placement Review Committee meeting and administrative approval.
DoDEA Gifted Education Instructional Systems Specialist
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400