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What is Montgomery Virtual?

For the 2021-2022 school year, MCPS students will return to traditional in-person learning five days a week. However, MCPS is also offering a Virtual Academy that will provide a full-time virtual learning program for students in kindergarten to Grade 12. Students interested in the program are required to apply for admission and must be approved to participate. For the 2021-2022 school year, the program will serve students with qualifying extenuating circumstances (including physical and mental health-related reasons, as well as demonstrated academic success during virtual learning). The Virtual Academy 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.

Timeline of Implementation

 *All dates are preliminary

April 22 - May 5

Interest survey


Parent/community information sessions

  • Dates To Be Determined/June 2021

May 6 - May 14

Assess staffing and program offerings based on interest survey

June 2021

Virtual Application window opens


Letters of acceptance distributed to families

Important Considerations

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

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Enrollment in the virtual academy is intended to be a full year commitment for the 2021-2022 school year. However, students may apply to transfer back to their assigned school during designated transfer windows.

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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 kindergarten-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.