Programs

Book Recommendations

Books serve as a useful way to navigate the many facets of supporting gifted learners. Here is a compilation of books to consider that can offer insight into your child’s strengths and their needs:   The Self-Driven Child: The Science and Send of Giving Your Kids More Control Over Their Lives   by William Stixrud, […]

English Learners

At Barcroft, we serve students from diverse linguistic and cultural backgrounds by providing the EL (English Learners) program at our school. EL students receive services in a variety of ways. Students receive instructions through pull-out and/or inclusion based on their language needs. All of our teachers are certified in Teaching English as a Second Language. EL […]

Identification Process

Each year, the total population of our school is screened by school staff to create a pool of eligible highly able candidates based on students’ participation and performance in various academic and arts activities.Screening is formal: We review all test scores following standardized testing, and scholastic academic performance.Screening is also informal: We note students’ competitions, […]

Delivery of Services

Gifted students need opportunities to think abstractly, work at various rates and levels of complexity, and pursue tasks independently. In addition, students eligible for gifted services need opportunities to learn with others of like abilities, as well as opportunities to develop socio-emotionally. APS Gifted Services are implemented through school-based and countywide activities, which comply with […]

Science in Kindergarten

Using my senses to understand my world Scientific and Engineering Practices Force, Motion, and Energy Living Systems and Processes Earth and Space Systems Earth Resources        In science, kindergarten students use their senses to make observations of the characteristics and interactions of objects in their world. Students study the characteristics of water and […]

Science in First Grade

How I interact with my world Scientific and Engineering Practices Force, Motion, and Energy Matter Living Systems and Processes Earth and Space Systems Earth Resource         In first-grade science, students become aware of factors that affect their daily lives. Students continue to learn about the basic needs of all living things and […]

Science in Second Grade

Change occurs all around us Scientific and Engineering Practices Force, Motion, and Energy Matter Living Systems and Processes Earth and Space Systems Earth Resources Science in second grade builds on the previous understandings of forces, water, weather, and plants and animals, and students explore these concepts through the lens of change. They examine how water […]

Science in Third Grade

Interactions in our world Scientific and Engineering Practices Force, Motion, and Energy Matter Earth and Space Systems Earth Resources The focus of science in third grade is interactions in our world. Students continue their study of forces and matter by learning about simple machines and by examining the interactions of materials in water. They also […]

Science in Fourth Grade

Our place in the solar system Scientific and Engineering Practices Living Systems and Processes Earth and Space Systems Earth Resources Our solar system is a grand place, and in fourth-grade science, students learn where we fit in this solar system. Starting with the solar system, and then moving to the planet Earth, the Commonwealth of […]

Barcroft Title I School-Family Partnership Principles

The Barcroft Elementary School community is committed to partnering with families in the education of their children in accordance with the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), most recently reauthorized as the Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015 (ESSA), along with the National PTA Standards, and Arlington Public Schools Family Engagement Policy, and Policy […]