Advanced Academics Programs

Welcome to the Union Mill ES Advanced Academic Resource Page.  Fairfax County believes that every child has the basic right to an education that promotes the development of his or her potential.  Each child has a unique profile of strengths and abilities.  We at UMES are committed to providing challenging learning experiences for all students that build individual strengths and optimize abilities.

Interested in seeing what your child is doing in the STEAM Lab?  You can sign up for a Class Dojo account to view pictures and blurbs of students in action. Simply log in to your child’s Blackboard account and choose “Ms. LaBarbera’s STEAM Lab and Advanced Academic Site.”  Click the blue tab titled, “STEAM Lab Photos” and you will find directions on how to set up an account.  You can download an application using a smartphone or the Class Dojo website. If you have any questions, please contact Michelle LaBarbera.


Helpful Information

Updated AAP Information

On October 6, 2020 Mrs. LaBarbera, the Advanced Academic Resource Teacher, held a parent information session to provide an overview of the advanced academic services Fairfax County and Union Mill provide.  The meeting also went through the Level IV screening process.  If you missed the meeting, or would like to revisit some of the information provided, please use the links provided.  You will find:


Information from the question and answer session on October 23, 2020 can be found here.

Our Advanced Academics Resource Teacher