Applications for Montgomery Virtual Academy For Next School Year Due November 3

Applications for the Montgomery Virtual Academy (MVA) for the 2024-2025 school are now open and due Friday, Nov. 3, 2023. Applications for the waitlist for Semester 2 of the Virtual Academy’s 2023-2024 year are also due on Nov. 3. Applications submitted after Nov. 3, 2023, but by Feb. 9, 2024, will be added to the 2024-2025 waitlist. Rising Grades 2-12 students can apply in ParentVUE. Current MVA families MUST also reapply in ParentVUE.

The MVA is a comprehensive online instructional program. Students will engage virtually and synchronously five days a week during the traditional school day. The MVA provides a high quality engaging and innovative instructional program for students who thrive in virtual learning. The primary focus of the MVA is to foster a safe, inclusive online learning environment that meets the individual needs of all students. For questions about the MVA admission process, contact Cassandra Heifetz, dean of the lower school, or Jackie DeLucia, dean of the upper school.

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

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