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Virtual Learning Academy

VLA Informational Meeting

Questions about the application process, registration, and VLA in general will be answered at a Zoom meeting Wednesday, January 11th at 5:30 p.m. The zoom link is

VLA Applications

The Virtual Learning Academy is now accepting applications for both the Spring Semester and for the 2023/2024 School Year. Applications will be accepted until January 30th, 2023.

The deadline for the 2023/2024 School Year was January 30, 2023. You may still fill out the application, but we will use the applications that met the deadline first. After that we will review the late applications, per space available.

The number of applications accepted will be based on space that is available in the program. Not all that apply to Virtual Learning Academy will get a spot in the program. We will reach out to families if a spot becomes available.

What is the Virtual Learning Academy?

The Virtual Learning Academy is a full-time online learning program available to students in grades K - 12 who live within the boundaries of Las Cruces Public Schools. A high-quality education, 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 quite, distraction-free environment to focus on their studies

  • Travel extensively with family

  • Are advanced learners

  • Have scheduling conflicts

Canvas Help Guides Portal


Click here to view step-by-step instructions and video demonstrations for Canvas on our Canvas Help Guides Portal.

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Kinder Registration

Kindergarten Registration

What is kindergarten like in the Virtual Learning Academy? Watch our video about VLA Kindergarten.

Kindergarten Applications for the 2023/24 school year are now being accepted. Please scroll to the top of this page and use the 2023/24 application link.

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.