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Virtual Academy

Virtual Academy is a fully remote learning option that serves a limited number of students with a medical condition as documented in an IEP or 504 and would benefit from a virtual learning environment.

The Virtual Academy is accepting students with medical need (and siblings) for the 2022 - 2023 school year on a rolling basis.

How to Apply

  1. Complete Interest Form.
  2. Contact licensed medical provider to complete Referral Form.
  3. Submit Referral form to:
  4. Questions can be sent to

Program Overview

The Virtual Academy serves students PreK - 12th from district run schools who have a medical condition that results in virtual being a better learning format. Instruction is aligned to the CPS Skyline curriculum. All instruction in the Virtual Academy is in compliance with Illinois School Code 10-29. Students will be enrolled for one academic year. All students not enrolled in the Virtual Academy will attend in person learning next year.

Virtual Instruction

Classes will be offered in a 100 percent virtual format, and will include community building, self paced and movement breaks.

  • Instruction will be provided by CPS teachers. Candidates interested in the Virtual Academy may apply at
  • Students in district-run schools will retain their seat in the CPS school they would have attended in the fall of 2021 for as long as they are enrolled in the Virtual Academy. 
  • Enrollment will be for the academic year. 
  • Special education and bilingual services will be available through the Virtual Academy.
  • While the Virtual Academy will offer as many course options as possible, some specialized programs may not be available.
  • The Virtual Academy will offering after school tutoring, SEL support and various clubs.

The Virtual Academy

1326 W. 14th, Pl
Chicago, Illinois 60608