Enrollment Information

  • Students enrolled in the AACPS Virtual Academy engage in virtual-only instruction during each school day.  No in-person learning is offered for Virtual Academy students.  However, there are optional in-person community events for students enrolled and their families.

    Virtual Academy students receive real-time, synchronous, high-quality instruction 4.5-6.0 hrs per day from certified AACPS educators and participate in AACPS curriculum and assessments as well as all Maryland state assessments.  Our school offers students an exceptional educational experience and has embedded structures and supports within our school day so that our students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.    

    NOTE: All Maryland state assessments will take place in-person for all Virtual Academy students. Families should review the information session video and other resources linked below before submitting an application to the Virtual Academy.  

    Students must apply to attend school at the Virtual Academy using the magnet application portal link below.  All applications are reviewed for academic and residency eligibility.  The Virtual Academy is a Program of Choice and not a magnet, but the Virtual Academy does follow the magnet application timeline and processes outlined by the district.

    • CURRENT (23-24) School Year Enrollment:
      • The application window for the 2023-2024 school year has closed and any inquiries about possible enrollment for the 23-24 school year can be made by calling the main office at 410-544-1082 for more information.  


    • NEXT (24-25) School Year Enrollment: 
      • The application window for the 2024-2025 school year is currently open.  *The link to apply online can be accessed by clicking the "apply now" button below to submit an application for consideration.
        • Application reviews were completed by a committee and decisions were communicated via email through the magnet system on March 1, 2024 so that families can begin to plan accordingly for the 24-25 school year.
          • Applications starting in February will be reviewed each month and decisions communicated based on seat availability at each grade level.

    Detailed information about the AACPS Virtual Academy can be located in the informational overview brochure linked below.  


    Inquiries about enrollment procedures should be made by calling the Virtual Academy main office at 410-544-1082.  


  • Lindsay Drager, Principal

    Shanay Wheeler, Assistant Principal

    Anna Lupo, Academic Dean

    Virtual Academy Office: 410-544-1082