Academy Course Program

The FCPS Academy Course Program provides a wide array of professional learning to contracted instructional staff

The FCPS Academy Course Program provides a wide array of professional learning to contracted instructional staff, enhances knowledge and skills aligned with division priorities, and supports the comprehensive professional development system serving to develop and retain a premier workforce in FCPS. Through coursework, participants gain competencies and work toward professional goals and practices that positively impact student achievement.

The FCPS Academy course program is committed to ensuring equity is at the center by:

  • Aligning with FCPS’ commitment to dismantle inequitable systems.
  • Modeling equitable practices in all programming.
  • Driving a shift in mindset about what equity means and how it fits into all of our work.
  • Embedding principles of equity within course outcomes, discussions, assignments, and content application.

The Summer 2024 Academy Course Catalog will be available for viewing on May 14, 2024 and available for registration starting May 21, 2024 at 5 p.m.

Dates Subject To Change

SemesterRegistration Begins at 5 p.m.Most Classes BeginMost Classes End
Summer 2024May 21June 10August 9
Fall 2024August 27September 9January 10
Spring 2025January 14January 27June 6

Academy course participants receive Academy credit(s) or recertification points upon successful completion.

Academy courses contribute to professional growth and can be used for:

  • Virginia teaching licensure renewal
  • Salary scale increase.

Former employees who need to request professional development transcripts or records can make the request through this portal
Request Professional Development Records

Active or non-active employees who have questions about licensure or licensure renewal can use this portal to get help.
Get help with your licensure needs

General Information

  • What is the Academy?
  • How many courses may I take?
  • How may I use Academy credits?

Portrait of a Graduate

The tenets of the Portrait of a Graduate student achievement goals are incorporated into our professional development opportunities.