Fairfax County Public Schools Portrait of a Graduate

As the tenth largest school division in the U.S., and third largest employer in Virginia, Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) serves a diverse student population of more than 186,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12. In 2014, FCPS adopted the Portrait of a Graduate to answer this question: What are the skills necessary for success for all children in this rapidly changing, increasingly diverse, and interconnected world? Portrait of a Graduate moves FCPS students and staff members to look beyond the high-stakes testing environment and to help students develop skills so they can be successful in the workforce of the future.