Virtual academy

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Overview

What is Montgomery Virtual?

For the 2021- 2022 school year, Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS) is offering a full time virtual learning program for students in Pre-Kindergarten to grade 12.  While the district is continuing to plan for a full return to in-person instruction for next school year, MCPS has heard from schools and the community that virtual learning has been an instructional model that has worked well for their students and families for a variety of reasons. The district’s virtual learning program, Montgomery Virtual, will be a centrally managed program and will partner with students’ home schools to provide the academic and social emotional support students need to thrive in virtual instruction.

Why is MCPS implementing Montgomery Virtual?

While virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic has been difficult for many students, others have thrived. The flexibility to work online from home has provided opportunities that support many family needs and the social-emotional needs of some students. For these reasons and more, MCPS is planning to improve online learning options.

timeline of implementation How to Enroll

Important Considerations

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Students are enrolled in their home school and take courses with Montgomery Virtual.

smaple imageYear-Long Commitment

Students/families expected to commit to Montgomery Virtual for the 2021-2022 school year.

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Montgomery Virtual would be staffed centrally and include administrators, teachers, counselors, and paraprofessional staff.

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MCPS students in grades PreK-12 are eligible to apply.

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Eligible students must complete the application process to be considered for Montgomery Virtual

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Students will continue to have access to services at their home school including meals, extra curricular activities, and athletics.