Parents: Virtual Academy – APPLICATION WINDOW opens June 18th and closes July 23rd
Though a majority of students will return to school five days a week, we anticipate that a small subset of students 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, and at the semester mark for high school) based on changing 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. The APPLICATION WINDOW opens June 18th and closes July 23rd.
●      Students who meet the medical fragility requirements and want to enroll in the virtual academy should apply.
●      To apply, have the COVID-19 Health Eligibility form submitted by a licensed medical provider [Medical Doctor (MD), Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO), Physician Assistant (PA) or Advanced Practice Registered Nurse (APRN)].
●      Forms should be emailed to or faxed to 773-553-6563 to the attention of Virtual Enrollment.
To learn about Virtual Academy and how to apply please visit