School Overview

  • AACPS Virtual Academy


    The AACPS Virtual Academy (VA) is a virtual-only learning solution for students entering grades 3–12.  AACPS Virtual Academy students receive real-time, synchronous, instruction 4.5–6.0 hours per day from certified AACPS educators and participate in AACPS curriculum and assessments as well as all in-person mandatory Maryland State assessments. Additionally, students have time during the school day for small-group academic coaching and co-curricular clubs. Interested students who reside in Anne Arundel County must complete an annual application to be considered for registration based upon seat availability; and if accepted, they must commit to a full year of enrollment in the Virtual Academy.

    Virtual Academy Overview




    2023-2024 School Year Applications

    • The application window for the 2023-2024 school year was open from 10/10/22 through 11/21/22 and is now closed.  Any inquiries about possible enrollment for the 23-24 school year should be sent to
    • 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.


    2024-2025 School Year Applications

    • The application window for the 2024-2025 school year will be open from 10/3/23 through 11/9/23 and a link will be posted here to apply online.  Virtual information sessions with the Principal will take place on the following dates and times using this Google Meet link:
      • Monday, October 9, 2023 at 12:00pm
      • Tuesday, October 10, 2023 at 6:00pm
      • Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 7:30am







    Principal: Lindsay Drager

    Assistant Principal: Shanay Wheeler

    Academic Dean: Anna Lupo

    Manager Virtual Learning and Home Instruction: Dr. Corrine Perrella


    Virtual Academy Office Address:
    241 Peninsula Farm Rd
    Arnold, MD 21012  

    Office Phone: 410-544-1082

    Virtual Academy Technical Support: 410-222-5135, press option #2

    Fax line: 410-544-1085


    Who do I contact for more information?

    • General information about the Virtual Academy
      • Virtual Academy Office: 410-544-1082