Credit Recovery Academy

The Credit Recovery Academy provides an opportunity for students to recover one high school course credit. Students may not take these courses for new course credit. Students will attend class in person. Transportation information will be communicated to families prior to the start of the program.

Credit Recovery Academy Courses


  • English 9
  • English 9 for ELs
  • English 10
  • English 10 for ELs
  • English 11
  • English 11 for ELs
  • English 12
  • English Language Development
  • Writing WorkKeys Test Prep
  • Reading WorkKeys Test Prep


  • ESOL Numeracy Essentials
  • ESOL Literacy Essentials


  • Pre-Algebra for ELs
  • Algebra 1
  • Geometry
  • Algebra 2
  • Algebra, Functions, Data Analysis
  • Algebra 1 SOL Test Prep
  • Geometry SOL Test Prep
  • Math Readiness


  • Active Physics for ELs
  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Geosystems
  • Biology SOL Test Prep

Social Studies

  • World History and Geography 1
  • World History and Geography 2
  • VA/US History
  • VA/US Government
  • VA/US Government for ELs

Student Options for Algebra 1

Credit Recovery Academy Algebra 1

This course is for FCPS students who have taken Algebra 1 and have been unsuccessful in earning credit.

Students cannot take the in-person Credit Recovery Academy Algebra 1 course if they pass Algebra 1 or Honors Algebra 1 or for new course credit.

Summer Online Campus Algebra 1

Current FCPS students (SY 2023-24) who complete or have completed Algebra 1 or Honors Algebra 1 during the school year are eligible to take the online campus summer Algebra 1 course

  • For repeat credit.
  • To improve their understanding of course content.
  • To improve their grade. 

Middle school students may use this summer online course to replace an expunged school-year grade.

Students will complete the appropriate SOL test at the end of the course if needed. No honors credit will be awarded. The course will run for five weeks, and students will meet with their instructors, virtually, for one hour each day.

Tuition for Online Campus Algebra 1
  • FCPS Students:
    • Full: $375
    • Reduced lunch: $187.50
    • Free lunch: $37.50
  • Out-of-County: N/A

Visit the Online Campus webpage for additional information. 

Credit Recovery Sites

Students attend one of the following Credit Recovery Academy locations:

  • Centreville High School
  • Edison High School
  • Madison High School
  • West Springfield High School

Students' base schools have been assigned to a Credit Recovery Academy site in the chart below*:

Base SchoolCredit Recovery Site
Annandale HSMadison HS
Centreville HSCentreville HS
Chantilly HSCentreville HS
Edison HS Edison HS
Fairfax HSWest Springfield HS
Falls Church HSMadison HS
Hayfield SecondaryEdison HS
Herndon HSCentreville HS
Justice HSMadison HS
Lake Braddock SecondaryWest Springfield HS
Langley HSMadison HS
Lewis HSEdison HS
Madison HSMadison HS
Marshall HSMadison HS
McLean HSMadison HS
Mount Vernon HSEdison HS
Oakton HSMadison HS
Robinson SecondaryWest Springfield HS
South County HSWest Springfield HS
South Lakes HSCentreville HS
Westfield HSCentreville HS
West Potomac HS Edison HS
West Springfield HSWest Springfield HS
Woodson HSWest Springfield HS

*Bryant and Mountain View students attend a Credit Recovery Academy site based on their base school or school of origin.


  • Students are eligible to enroll in a Credit Recovery Academy course if they have previously received a grade of F or NM.  
  • Students may not take a course for new credit.

Important Information

Credit recovery courses and test remediation classes may be canceled if they are under-enrolled. If a course or class is canceled, students will be notified using the registration contact information provided.

Class Dates and Times:

  • Most CRA courses and classes
    • Monday, July 8 -  Friday, July 26, 2024
    • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • WorkKeys Writing Remediation
    • Monday, July 8 - Friday, July 12, 2024
    • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • WorkKeys Reading Remediation
    • Monday, July 15 - Friday, July 26, 2024
    • 8 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Registration Dates: 

  • Monday, April 22 - Monday, June 24

Withdrawing from a course:

  • Students who withdraw from July 8 - July 17 may do so without receiving a mark on their transcript.
  • Students who withdraw from July 18 - July 22 will receive a mark of withdrawn failing (WF) or withdrawn passing (WP).
  • Students who withdraw after July 22 will receive a mark of withdrawn pass (WP) or fail (F).


  • FCPS Students: No Tuition
  • Out-of-County Students: Not eligible
  • Tuition for Online Campus Algebra 1
    • FCPS Students:
      • Full: $375
      • Reduced lunch: $187.50
      • Free lunch: $37.50
    • Out-of-County: N/A


Transportation will be provided from depot stops. Students will receive bus information after registering and are advised to be at the stops at least 10 minutes before the departure time.


Students have 20-30 minutes for lunch. Additional information will be provided as it becomes available.

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