The application window for Virtual Academy was closed on August 6th. Exceptions to the deadline will be granted for students who are new to the district or have new diagnoses. A new diagnosis is a student who previously did not qualify as medically fragile and has been newly diagnosed with one of the conditions on the list in the last 30 days.
Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is excited to welcome students back to daily in-person learning in the 2021-2022 school year!
While the vast majority of students will return to school five days a week, we anticipate that a small subset of children will need to continue remote learning based on medical needs verified by a healthcare provider. To support these students, CPS is launching Virtual Academy: a central model of remote instruction. All instruction in the Virtual Academy will need to be in compliance with Illinois School Code 10-29. Students will be able to transition back into in-person learning (at the quarter mark for elementary school, and at the semester mark for high school) based on their evolving situations. All students not enrolled in the Virtual Academy will attend in person learning next year.
Applications for Virtual Academy will be approved through the Office of Student Health & Wellness.
If you have specific questions about our health and safety protocols, or if you are in need of being connected with a primary healthcare provider, please contact the Office of Student Health and Wellness (OSHW) at (773) 553-5437 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For general questions about reopening, please visit the Reopening Support page at cps.edu/reopening.