Welcome to Virtual Academy

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The past year has been a year like none other. Fort Wayne Community Schools like so many other districts, needed to make necessary adjustments to our instruction to continue our mission of educating all student to high standards.

In that process, we accelerated our technology plans to ensure that all students within the District had a device and tools capable of allowing them to continue their learning remotely. As we made adjustments and learned more about how to deliver content digitally, we discovered the need of many of our families to continue participating in a virtual learning environment.

While we are encouraging students to return to school full-time, in-person this fall, we understand that many families believe the virtual environment is a better fit for their student.

To that end, we are excited to announce the establishment of Fort Wayne Virtual Academy to meet the needs of our students who would like to remain virtual.

Read the official Press Release




Fort Wayne Virtual Academy

The Fort Wayne Virtual Academy will be a separate school within the Fort Wayne Community School District. As a separate school, staff and resources will be allocated to provide high quality teaching and support for students enrolled.

To apply for the Virtual Academy, families must complete a lottery application at myFWCS Parent Portal.


Students must submit a school choice lottery application for enrollment into Fort Wayne Virtual Academy. 

  • Students are accepted based on space availability.
  • If a grade level has more applications than space available, names will be selected in a public lottery (with computer generated lists).
  • If selected, students and/or parents will receive enrollment information from the school.
  • Students not selected through the lottery are placed on a waiting list. 


Any student in grades K-12 residing in Allen County and any county adjacent to Allen County in Indiana are eligible to enroll.

  • Eligible counties: Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Noble, Wells and Whitley)
  • If a student moves out of the eligible counties they will be asked to withdraw and enroll at their new attendance area school
  • Must be 5 years old on or before August 1, 2021 to be eligible for Kindergarten enrollment

There will be no prerequisites to enroll, however, there will be expectations that must be met or students will be asked to return to attendance area school.                       

Co-Curricular Participation

Athletics/co-curricular will not be an option through Fort Wayne Virtual.


Technology will be provided to students enrolled in the Fort Wayne Virtual Academy. 

  • Students and parents must abide by all FWCS Internet Safety/Acceptable Use of Technology Policy. Policy can be found in FWCS Student and Family Support Guide

If students have internet/technology issues that cannot be resolved they may be asked to return to their attendance area school.

Student Meals

Parents will have the option to pick up lunch and breakfast for their student each week.  Fort Wayne Virtual will have more information at on-site registration.                    




Family and Community Engagement Center

Address: 230 E. Douglas Ave., Fort Wayne, IN 46802

Phone: (260) 467-2120