Yorktown Advanced Academics (formerly Gifted Services)

painting near YHS Gifted Services office
YHS Senior Legacy Portrait near YHS Advanced Academics Office Painted by Lia Ferro 2012

APS School Year 2023-2024 Advanced Academics Information will be emailed through Naviance to parents and students.  Parents, Guardians & Students: please add or update your email address to Naviance, if necessary.

YHS Advanced Academics Contacts:

Ms. Eileen Wagner, YHS Advanced Academics Coach (AAC), Room 384, 703-228-5427

Ms. Suzanne Evans, YHS Assistant Principal


Advanced Academics Parent Information:

Summer 2024 for Advanced Learners (updates pending)

  • VA Summer 2023 Residential Governor’s School for 10th & 11th grade applicants

Virginia Summer Residential Governor’s School & World Language Academies(Open links with APS student/ staff Google account)Applications are now available through VDOE for the Summer Residential Governor’s School & World Language Academies.  These highly competitive programs are available to students who are currently in grades 10 and 11.  Interested students and families should read the VDOE General Information for Students and Parents.


  • Contact your school’s resource teacher for the gifted (RTG) if you are interested in applying for the Academic or Visual & Performing Arts programs
  • All Governor’s School applications must be delivered to RTG by due dates on timelines (see below)
  • Yorktown RTG:  Eileen.Wagner@apsva.us

Students interested in applying to World Language Academies should contact their World Language teacher.

APS Summer 2023 Residential Governor’s School Visual and Performing Arts Timeline

APS Summer 2023 Residential Governor’s School Academic Timeline


  • APS Career Center PRIME Program 10th & 11th grade applicants

  • Parent/Guardian Student Information Meeting November 29, 2022 6:00-7:00 p.m. via MS Teams Click here to join the meeting (Meeting ID: 266 095 752 76/Passcode: QQdsPi)
    Application Forms Due January 9, 2023
    Two Letters of Recommendation Due January 9, 2023
    Interviews end of January through mid-February
    PRIME Orientation May 25, 2023
    Target Date for Intern Placements June 1, 2023
    Internship Dates July 10 – August 4, 2023

Interested applicants should contact their gifted resource teacher, guidance counselor or PRIME coordinator, and Arlington Career Center Director of Counseling, Kathleen Brewster, at 703-228-5731. Please email questions to: prime.program@apsva.us.

Summer Opportunities

Yorktown Scholars

Yorktown High School recognizes students’ academic rigor and achievement as Yorktown Scholars.  The purpose is to recognize students at graduation who have completed and performed well in college level courses (Advanced Placement and Dual Enrollment) during their years at Yorktown High School.

  • Coursework and Grade requirements: :  Students are required to complete at least 6 college level courses and earn final grades of B or higher in all classes (with a one- time exception of a C or C+ final grade in one class).   All students who meet the coursework and grade requirements will be recognized as a Yorktown Scholar at their graduation ceremony through the wearing of an honor cord.



Arlington Public Schools Advanced Academics & Talent Development

Virginia Curricular Resources for Advanced Learners