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VLA Applications Available!

The application window for the 2024-25 school year opened on December 1st, 2023, and will close February 29, 2024. Spaces fill up fast, so we encourage you to apply as soon as possible.

The applications for VLA are for the 2024-2025 school year. The link below will take you to the online application. Please have your student with you and fill it out together. The application does have essay questions and other information that the student will fill out and also information that the parent/guardian will need to fill out. One application per student will need to be filled out. This is the only way to gain admittance into the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) for next year. The Virtual Learning Academy is open for 2nd through 12th grade students. 

There will be a series of Zoom Open Houses to explain VLA and answer any questions you may have.

Application Date: December 1, 2023 @ 5pm to February 29, 2024 @ 5pm (2nd-12th Grade only for 24-25 school year)

Application Link:

Open Houses: Thursday, February 8th, 2024 @ 5:30pm:

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VLA Applications: There are a limited number of spots available for VLA. If you are interested in applying, please use the link

VLA Student Handbook: The 2023/24 Virtual Learning Academy Student Handbook is available! Use the link to view the handbook.

Course Catalog: Interested in learning about the courses the Virtual Learning Academy offers? You can read a course description for classes by checking out the Course Catalog page.

VLA Informational Meeting

If you missed a previous Open House Zoom session, you can watch it by clicking on the video below, or use the link

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What is the Virtual Learning Academy?

LCPS Virtual Learning Academy is a fulltime online learning program available to students who live within the boundaries of Las Cruces Public Schools.  High quality courses are taught by highly qualified teachers in a flexible, supportive environment.  Talk with your school counselor to see if VLA is right for you!

The Virtual Learning Academy is available for LCPS students who are interested in expanded opportunities beyond the traditional classroom. Online Learning may be a good option for students who:

  • Prefer a flexible schedule

  • Need a quiet, distraction-free environment to focus on their studies

  • Travel extensively with family

  • Are advanced learners

  • Have scheduling conflicts


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Mission Statement

Our mission is to develop and deliver standards-based, student-centered online courses to expand students’ educational opportunities and increase their 21st century skills.