RCPSOnline Academy
  • Current RCPSOnline Academy Dates:

    The fall session (semester 1) begins August 23rd and ends Dec 6th

    The spring session (semester 2) begins January 17th and ends May 8th


  • Joe LeGault

    Supervisor of English and RCPSOnline

    (540) 562-3900 ext. 10252

  • EXAM Information Spring 2024 = CLICK HERE

    Summer Academy 2024 =  CLICK HERE

    If you are currently enrolled in one or more classes for the 2023-2024 RCPSOnline Academy, CLICK HERE for important information.

  • For students in grades 9-12 (some 8th grade students may qualify for certain classes):

    For more than twenty years, Roanoke County Schools has offered online learning for high school students through RCPSOnline Academy. Since the very beginning of the program, we have developed a rich curriculum delivered by our own teachers. Our experience with online learning puts us in a unique position to meet the wide range of current needs.

    RCPSOnline Academy classes differ from regular classes in several ways. Aside from the obvious lack of face-to-face time in a classroom, they are structured, paced, and scheduled using best practices for online teaching. Some of the key differences are:

    • The courses are largely self-paced with deadlines set by the instructor.
    • There are no set times a student must be online with the instructor.
    • Students have ready access to their instructors for help, guidance, and individual attention.
    • Every course is through our learning management system.
    • Except for a few dual enrollment courses (with VWCC), and World Language courses, most courses are completed in a semester.
    • All courses require an in-person final assessment - qualifying seniors may be exempt. 

    Students take online courses for many reasons. Schedule conflicts, limited course availability at a base school, getting ahead or catching up, and even medical issues have all been reasons students have taken our courses in the past.  

    NOTE:  This is an online-only program.  Students must have reliable internet access.