Virtual Academy

Charles County Public Schools is opening a Virtual Academy which will be located at Robert D. Stethem Educational Center in Pomfret. Virtual Academy is a hybrid of face-to-face instruction and online high school courses that will be offered to rising 10th, 11th and 12th grade students. Credit is awarded upon satisfactory completion of subject requirements and students will receive their diploma through their home school.

Students attending Virtual Academy, are required to attend school four days a week, for five consecutive hours of their choosing between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Students must provide their own transportation and they are not eligible to participate in sports or extracurricular activities at their home school.

A completed Virtual Academy registration form requires signatures from the parent, student, high school counselor and principal. If a student applies and is accepted for enrollment in the Virtual Academy, they must agree to remain for the completion of the school year. Students may transfer back to their home school the following school year if they wish.

Additional information regarding the Virtual Academy can be found in the brochure or by viewing the Comcast Newsmakers interview, with Robert D. Stethem’s Educational Center principal, Evelyn Arnold at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Students interested in enrolling in Virtual Academy should contact their school counselor and complete and submit their application prior to September 29.


Tiffany VanDyke
Virtual Academy Coordinator