The Frederick County Public Schools EMSRVP is a high quality remote learning experience for students in Grade 3-8. FCPS teachers, utilizing the FCPS curriculum, instruct students in a remote learning setting that includes regular live synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities. Read more

Virtual Learning Applications Open for 2023-24

Good news! Applications are now being accepted for the FCPS Remote Virtual Program for current students entering Grades 3-12 for the 2023-24 school year.

Please note a few important changes next year, including a new program name.

For two years, we have referred to our virtual learning option as the FCPS Blended Virtual Program. In 2023-24, we are switching to the FCPS Remote Virtual Program. This name change best reflects the learning taking place in the program and is consistent with virtual education terminology.

Next year, the current elementary and middle school programs will be combined into one program for students in Grades 3-8. It will provide the same courses and services that are currently available to students in those grades. The high school program will still be supervised by staff at the Frederick County Virtual School.

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with enrollment offers to approved applicants in mid-February. The program will close to new applicants once student enrollment capacity has been reached.

High school student applications are due by February 3, 2023.

This will be the third year FCPS is offering a virtual option. It is designed for students who desire a full-time enrollment option with regular instruction provided remotely. The program follows the same 180-day FCPS academic calendar year approved by the Board of Education of Frederick County. 

Why consider the Remote Virtual Program

Students enroll in the Remote Virtual Program for a variety of reasons. The most common reasons provided:

  • The virtual learning environment is preferred instead of in-person instruction.
  • Students  prefer the modified daily middle and high school schedule, which provides more flexibility.
  • Teachers lead daily live synchronous instruction.
  • Students can remain connected to their home school of attendance for extracurricular activities. 

Students who thrive in a remote learning environment have:

  • An ability to work independently
  • Enjoy reading to learn
  • Have a commitment to attend classes daily and actively participate
  • Are willing to ask questions and take advantage of available support.
  • Have the ability to self-reflect

More details about the Remote Virtual Program are available in this overview and via the FCPS Remote Virtual Program High School Website, and the Remote Virtual Elementary/Middle School Website.