January News - Upcoming Events

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Falls Church Academy is committed to assisting students explore their future career interests in the areas of Health and Human Service fields.

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Falls Church Academy Dates To Remember
  • January 4 - Academy Course Registration Opens
  • January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 20 - Inauguration Day
  • January 22 - End of 2nd Quarter - 2hr early release (Falls Church Academy classes will be asynchronous on this day)
  • January 25 - Teacher Work Day
Falls Church Academy Course Registration for 2021-2022 Opens January 4, 2021

Students interested in registering for Falls Church Academy courses for 2021-2022 can begin talking to their base school counselor as of Monday, January 4, 2021 to let them know their course interests.  To help in course selection decision making, visit the Academy website for details on each health and human services class and visit the Falls Church Academy YouTube Channel for promotional videos made for each class by teachers and current students.

  • January 4, 2021:  Academy Registration System Opens 
  • March 5, 2021:  Deadline to request Dual Enrollment (DE) - the dual enrollment process must be completed by this date.  The DE process requires students to complete the NOVA application and the DE registration by the deadline. (FC Academy Dual Enrollment classes are Exploring Health and EMT ONLY)
  • March 12, 2021:  Last day for on-time registrations - after this date, registrations can be accepted for courses on a space-available basis.
  • March 24, 2021:  Academy initial enrollment decisions - Students enrolled, waitlisted, denied to feeder schools will be available for counselors to view in the registration system/portal.  Updates will be available as new registrations are received.
  • April 20, 2021:  Email notifications sent out to students - Academy decision email notifications will be sent to students.
Return to School Survey NEEDED from ALL Academy Parents!

Dear Academy Families,

Fairfax County Public Schools is moving forward with its plans to bring back high school students on January 26, 2021. In preparation for students' return to in person learning, it is critical that all Falls Church Academy families complete this survey to confirm their child's learning format preference for their Falls Church Academy class only, as well as to indicate transportation needs. 

Students are permitted to attend their Falls Church Academy class in person, and remain virtual in all other classes. They may also choose to continue to attend their Falls Church Academy class virtually. 

If students choose to attend their Falls Church Academy class in person, and they require FCPS transportation,  students will be required to go to their base school to pick up their Falls Church Academy shuttle. Falls Church Academy transportation will pick up and drop off at student's base schools only. 

All Falls Church Academy students must complete the survey at this link: https://forms.gle/ZCuVwe7nNNHvdDny7 

Thank you for completing this survey by Monday, December 14th. Please contact Bill McGreevy, Falls Church Academy Administrator (wcmcgreevy@fcps.edu) or Emarinn Oundee, Falls Church Academy Counselor (eaoundee@fcps.edu) with any questions.

Bill McGreevy

Academy Administrator

7521 Jaguar Trail, Falls Church, VA 22042  | Main Office: 703-207-4011
Attendance: 703-207-4011 | Web | Twitter

Holiday Break and January News - Upcoming Events

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Return to School Survey NEEDED from ALL Academy Parents!

Dear Academy Families,

Fairfax County Public Schools is moving forward with its plans to bring back high school students on January 26, 2021. In preparation for students' return to in person learning, it is critical that all Falls Church Academy families complete this survey to confirm their child's learning format preference for their Falls Church Academy class only, as well as to indicate transportation needs. 

Students are permitted to attend their Falls Church Academy class in person, and remain virtual in all other classes. They may also choose to continue to attend their Falls Church Academy class virtually. 

If students choose to attend their Falls Church Academy class in person, and they require FCPS transportation,  students will be required to go to their base school to pick up their Falls Church Academy shuttle. Falls Church Academy transportation will pick up and drop off at student's base schools only. 

All Falls Church Academy students must complete the survey at this link: https://forms.gle/ZCuVwe7nNNHvdDny7 

Thank you for completing this survey by Monday, December 14th. Please contact Bill McGreevy, Falls Church Academy Administrator (wcmcgreevy@fcps.edu) or Emarinn Oundee, Falls Church Academy Counselor (eaoundee@fcps.edu) with any questions.

Bill McGreevy

Academy Administrator

Happy Holidays from Falls Church Academy!  Have a restful holiday break.

Falls Church Academy Dates To Remember

  • December 21, 2020 - January 3, 2021:  Winter Break
  • January 18 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • January 20 - Inauguration Day
  • January 22 - End of 2nd Quarter
  • January 25 - Teacher Work Day
  • January 26, 2021 - Group 8 Return
Falls Church Academy students represent at the first virtual Virginia HOSA Fall Leadership Conference

On Wednesday, December 9, 2020, 250 plus students from secondary and post-secondary schools across the State of Virginia attended the first virtual Virginia HOSA Fall Leadership Conference.  This conference served to encourage healthcare career focused students to become active in this organization.  Seventeen students from Falls Church Academy competed in ten medical related categories and received many 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th place winnings.  In addition to the optional competition, students were treated to sessions on unlocking their potential, thinking of themselves as a leader and alleviating stress.

Students interested in competing at the next level can choose to compete at the HOSA Virtual State Leadership Conference, March 12-14, 2021.  HOSA – Future Health Professionals helps unlock these student’s potential through the activities of this International student group. 

Falls Church Academy winners included:

                Medical Math

                Sophia Astell – 4th Place

                Anthony Bui – 5th Place

                Nutrition

                Duaa Eldirdiri – 5th Place

                 Pharmacology

                Ayelen Soto-Arze – 4th Place

                Pathophysiology

                Anthony Bui – 4th Place

                Behavioral Health

                Sophia Astell – 3rd Place

                Duaa Eldirdiri – 5th Place

                Human Growth and Development

                Hyorin Nam – 2nd Place

                Komal Rahi – 4th Place

                Dental Terminology

                Tisha Maskey – 2nd Place

Kashaf Baig - 3rd Place

Tumay Onat – 4th Place

Medical Law & Ethics

Jasmine Vargas – 5th Place

FCPS CARES of the month honors Academy teacher Jan Rayl

Join us in congratulating Ms. Jan Rayl for her awesome work this year and always with what she does in the Academy and especially for her students!

"Ms. Rayl works with the Fairfax County School of Practical Nursing FCPS Program as an instructor in the Intro to Nursing and Patient Care Technician classes.  She is also a registered nurse.  She volunteered her time to participate in West Springfield High School's first VIRTUAL Career Fair by creating a video for students to see about working in the health care industry.  Her video was fantastic.  I have had the opportunity to see her teach before when I visited her program with a student. As an instructor, she is knowledgeable and kind. I often tell students who are interested in these classes how wonderful she is. She was also one of the first teachers to go back into the building with students since the COVID-19 closures. She is an amazing resource and FCPS is lucky to have her."

- Rebecca Cousins, West Springfield HS

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End of 1st Quarter - Upcoming Events

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Falls Church Academy Dates To Remember

  • October 29 - PSAT Testing for Registered Juniors - at your base school, Asynchronous Day for others
  • October 30 - Falls Church Academy Asynchronous Day - Synchronous for Base School - Early Release
  • October 30 - End of 1st Quarter
  • November 2 & 3 - Student Holidays
  • November 4 - 2nd Quarter begins
PSAT Day for Registered Juniors and Asynchronous Learning Day on 10/29

Thursday, 10/29 will be an asynchronous learning day for all students who are not participating in PSAT testing at their base school. 

Students not taking the PSAT will be provided asynchronous learning opportunities from each of their teachers for Periods 1, 3, 5, 7.

Students should check Google Classroom, Blackboard 24/7 or their @fcpsschools.net Gmail for instructions from their teachers.

Falls Church Academy Asynchronous Day & 2-Hr. Early Release on 10/30

Friday, 10/30 is the last day of the 1st Quarter and will be an asynchronous learning day for all Falls Church Academy classes but a synchronous learning day for all base school classes with a 2-hr. early release.  FC Academy students should check Google Classroom, Blackboard 24/7 or their @fcpsschools.net Gmail for instructions from their Academy teachers.  For all base school and classes, students should check their schools modified schedule for that day.

Student Holidays on 11/2 & 11/3

Monday, 11/2 and Tuesday, 11/3 are students holidays.  Teachers will not be available for office hours and students are not expected to complete new asynchronous assignments. Classes and operations will resume on Wednesday, November 4th for the beginning of the 2nd Quarter.

Students return for in person learning

On October 19, the first cohort of Emergency Medical Technician students returned to in person instruction along with their teacher, Mrs. Penny Kelly.  At this in-person class the students learned airway skills that would otherwise be difficult to master in a virtual setting.  Mrs. Kelly looks forward to teaching each subsequent cohort of students on the upcoming Monday's.

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Attendance: 703-207-4011 | Web | Twitter

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