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Want to Apply to the Virtual Academy?

The application is open to students in grades 9-12. If you are interested in applying, you must work with your home school counselor to submit the application to The Virtual Academy. There is a waitlist. Questions? Email

Technology Support

Students in the Virtual Academy (9th-12th) will be issued an SMCPS laptop with the capabilities to support online learning. Virtual Academy students will also be issued a headset for online learning. Technology assistance and troubleshooting will be available through the SMCPS HelpDesk. Please see the flyer for more information about the technology at the Virtual Academy.

After School Activities, Sports, and Clubs

Students will continue to have access to services at their home school including meals, extra curricular activities, and athletics. Students will reach out to their home schools to get further information. *No transportation is provided.


Attendance will be taken during every class. Students must attend synchronous class sessions and engage in the instruction. Students who are tardy or leave synchronous classes early will not be counted present for the entire class.

Student and Family Guide

If you are a current student or are considering applying to the Virtual Academy with the help of your home school counselor, our Student and Family Guide is a great place to find information.



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Go Virtual

  • Provide students with an opportunity to learn in a virtual environment.
  • Offer both synchronous and asynchronous opportunities under the direction of certificated teachers and dedicated success coaches within a flexible learning environment.
  • Engage in innovative, collaborative, and best instructional practices for virtual learning to ensure the evolving needs of each individual student are met.
  • Create critical connections between students through the use of a variety of service activities such as morning meetings and virtual community gatherings.
  • Build strong community partnerships with families.
  • Build strong community partnerships with local business and career experts.

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