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AAS Referrals

Parents/guardians or teachers may submit AAS referrals through PowerSchool forms translated into the following languages: English, Spanish, Amharic, Arabic and Dari. Parents may find and submit the form by logging into their child's PowerSchool account, selecting their child's name, then click on the Forms tab, click on the form titled "ACPS Referral of Students for Talented and Gifted Services," and fill in and submit the form.

In addition, anyone who would like to refer for AAS services and does not have access to PowerSchool may contact the TAG Screening Lead at the child's school to receive a paper copy of the referral form.

How to Submit AAS Referrals

Screening Timelines for 2023-2024 School Year

This chart overviews each referral deadline and a parent/guardian notification timeline.

Current Grade Referral Window Opens Referral Deadline for Current School Year Parent/Guardian Eligibility Notification Will Occur by:
Grades 5-8 Tier III-SAA Services** August 21, 2023 By September 30, 2023 By November 1, 2023
Any ACPS Student in Grades K-7 October 1, 2023 By January 31, 2024 By May 15, 2024
New students to ACPS in Grades 4-8*** First day of entry Within 30 days of enrollment Within 90 days of the Permission to Screen form signed

**The 2023-24 school year is a transition screening under ACPS’s updated Local Plan for the Gifted. The previous screening cycle for students in grades 5-8 was Fall of 2022, so ACPS has opened a screening window for students in Grades 5-8 to be referred during two windows- the September 30 and January 31 windows during the 2023-24 school year. During the 2024-25 school year, students in Grades 5-8 will follow the updated referral screening windows with a deadline of January 31. 


*** Referrals submitted via the new student window need to be submitted via a hard copy form to the AAS screening lead and submitted via PowerSchool.

Note: The goal of ACPS is to transition to all electronic forms submission. Below are hard copy versions of the forms.


Referral Form—English (PDF)  Referral Form—Español (PDF) 
Referral Form—Amharic አማርኛ (PDF) Referral Form—Arabic بالعربية (PDF) Referral Form—Dari دری