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The Frederick County Public Schools MSBVP is a high quality remote learning experience for students in Grade 6-8. FCPS teachers, utilizing the FCPS curriculum, instruct students in a remote learning setting that includes regular live synchronous and asynchronous learning opportunities.


Synchronous learning: remote learning that happens in real-time with the interaction between the teacher and students and occurs in a virtual classroom setting. This can also include assessments, office hours, meeting with teachers, guided discussions, teacher-led group discussions, etc.

Asynchronous learning: independent learning time that happens apart from synchronous learning. This can include digital platform instruction, pre-recorded video lessons, assigned readings, independent practice, paper/pencil learning activities and posted assignments.  

The MSBVP follows the academic calendar approved by the Board of Education of Frederick County. Students enrolled in the MSBVP attend live classes daily and have opportunities to participate in most extracurricular activities offered at their home school. 

When deciding on whether to enroll your child in the FCPS BVP, parents and students should consider whether or not this is the best educational model for their particular situation. Students who thrive in a remote learning environment demonstrate certain traits and habits. The following are examples of traits that are emerging in our youngest remote learners and are regularly demonstrated by successful middle and high school remote learners:

  • Ability to work independently. 
  • Enjoy reading to learn. 
  • Commitment to attend classes daily and actively participate.
  • Willingness to ask questions. 
  • Willingness to take advantage of available support. 
  • Ability to self-reflect. 

MSBVP middle school students take the following classes: Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, and PE/Health. Sixth and seventh graders are scheduled into one year-long elective and two semester-long exploratory classes. Eighth graders will also be scheduled into two elective courses. See the Middle School Course Guide. The following electives are NOT offered in the MSBVP: Beginning Band, Band, Orchestra, Music Performance Lab, Theater Arts, Chorus, Technology Exposition, and Pre-Engineering.
Students are grouped  in classes utilizing a cluster grouping model and instructed at their ability level, including identified gifted and talented and Highly-Able Learner (HAL) students. Courses are not designated as grade-level or honors. However, all advanced math courses are offered to qualified students. 

For further information on MSBVP see our Student and Family Handbook.


  • American Indian/Alaskan Native: 0.0%
  • Asian: 14.3%
  • Black/African American: 20.4%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 20.4%
  • Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander: 0.0%
  • White: 35.6%
  • 2+ Races: 9.2%

Special Services

  • Free/Reduced Price Meals: 42.9%
  • English Language Learners: 5.3%
  • Special Education: 12.6%
  • Title I: 0.0%

Report Cards

  • 2023 Maryland School Performance Data provides a summary of state-reported school performance data. Due to lagged data reporting, the report may include performance data for the prior school year.
  • The 2023 Maryland Report Card provides information on enrollment, demographics, attendance, state assessments, and other supporting data based on district level.