Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS), located in Northern Virginia, is the nation’s 10th largest public school system, serving more than 187,000 students in the most populous jurisdiction in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
FCPS’ diverse student body is educated in 196 schools and centers. Special programs include magnet schools for the arts and sciences, family and early childhood education, inclusion model special education, foreign language partial–immersion programs, FCPS Advanced Academic Programs (AAP), English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL), the International Baccalaureate (IB) program, Advanced Placement (AP) courses and more. FCPS students consistently measure among the highest-achieving students in the nation.
The school system employs more than 23,000 people and offers its employees outstanding benefits including medical insurance, dental insurance, retirement plans, life insurance, flexible spending accounts, sick and personal leave, disability programs, and long-term care insurance. Staff development and training is available through academy classes, in-service training, and master’s degree cohort programs. Full-time technology support teachers are in each school; additionally, an on-line resource for FCPS students to extend learning beyond the traditional day is accessible through the 24-7 Learning System. “Great Beginnings” provides mentoring to all teachers new to the county, and “Savings for Staff” incentives help to make your relocation an easy one. – less