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


Current School Year 2023-2024

Applications are still being accepted for the FCPS Remote Virtual Program for current students in Grades 3-8 for the 2023-24 school year for two more timeframes:

  • Upcoming Enrollment Date: February 20
  • Application Deadline: February 6

Final Enrollment date for 2023-2024 school year:

  • Upcoming Enrollment Date: March 25
  • Application Deadline: March 11

MARCH 11 is the FINAL DAY TO APPLY for the 2023-2024 school year. After March 11, the application will be deactivated

Applications will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis, with enrollment availability based on program and class capacity.

Next School Year 2024-2025

The Application for SY 24/25 is closed at this time, please check back in May.

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

Elementary/Middle School applications were due by February 15, 2024.

Why consider the Remote Virtual Program

The program follows the same 180-day FCPS academic calendar year approved by the Board of Education of Frederick County.

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 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 with cameras on
  • Are willing to ask questions and take advantage of available support
  • Have the ability to self-reflect

More information for families

More details about the Remote Virtual Program are available in this overview and via the Remote Virtual Program School Website.