Montgomery Virtual Academy Introduction Video
What is Montgomery Virtual?
The Montgomery Virtual Academy is a comprehensive educational program that provides students an opportunity to engage in meaningful learning experiences that support social-emotional well-being and academic achievement. Students who attend the Montgomery Virtual Academy are guided through learning experiences that focus on innovation and empower them to take risks throughout the learning process, resulting in personal and academic growth. Elementary students are provided ample opportunities for foundational skill-building through an interdisciplinary approach to instruction. Secondary students are able to elevate and refine their knowledge and skills, supported by innovation and purposeful reflection experiences, as they navigate their course content and real-world application opportunities.
The Virtual Academy Program...
● serves students in Grades 1 to 12.
● is a comprehensive online instructional program -- students will engage virtually, synchronously, and asynchronously five days a week.
● provides a high-quality, engaging, and innovative instructional program for students who thrive in virtual learning.
● requires active participation in classes through visual “on-camera” interactions and vocal “on-mic” responses.
● provides equitable access based on wide-ranging student interests and needs.
Virtual Academy Students…
● represent the diversity of MCPS, coming from schools all across Montgomery County.
● exhibit many characteristics, including:
○ an affinity for technology and online learning.
○ commitment and persistence to succeed in an online instructional environment.
○ flexible thinking and the ability to use available resources to succeed.
● can participate in activities, sports, and clubs at their “home school.”
○ may also be students with extenuating circumstances, including health and other reasons, that can be mitigated through a virtual program.
Location & Office Hours
The MVA offices are open on Monday-Friday from 7:30 am-4:30 pm.
Address: 15 West Gude Drive, 2nd floor, Rockville, MD 20850
Phone number: 240-740-6060
Lower Academy Vision
Innovating the teaching and learning experience through home-school partnerships and by utilizing technology to provide a positive, inclusive learning environment that inspires academic success and empowers students to be leaders and change-makers in their communities and beyond.
Upper Academy Vision, Mission, Core Values
The Montgomery Virtual Academy is an innovative, personalized virtual learning community that disrupts traditional systems and expectations while developing students’ potential to achieve at high levels and connect in a global society.
The Montgomery County Virtual Academy will engage students in critical thinking by providing student choice, and cultivating social-emotional well-being in a safe space.
Innovation | Wellness | Engagement | Excellence
Students are enrolled in their home school and take courses with Montgomery Virtual.
Montgomery Virtual is staffed centrally and includes administrators, teachers, counselors, and paraprofessional staff.
Access to Services
Students have access to services at their home school including meals, extracurricular activities, and athletics.