Returning to School at Fairfax Academy

Welcome to School Year 2023!!

Welcome new and returning students and families. Our school year is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 21, 2023. 

Join us for our Orientation on Thursday, August 17, 2023 from 2pm-6pm. All families joining us from other schools should park in the front of the building and use the main entrance at door #1. 

Frequently Asked Questions:

Click on topics below to get more information and/or links to read more about each one.

Bell Schedule for Fairfax Academy


Fairfax Academy’s attendance policy follows FCPS guidelines. We are considered a separate school, so absences must be reported directly to us.  Please do not assume your base school will forward your attendance calls to Academy! 

We must hear from a Parent/Guardian for ALL absences. We will not accept notices directly from students. The Parent/Guardian must notify both the Academy and the base school when students are absent for any reason.

E-Notify Calls go out each evening to the home telephone number to make parents aware of unverified and unexcused absences. 

Please review this page for all attendance information for Fairfax Academy. 

Student Driver/Parking Updates

The Academy parking fee is $67 for the entire school year, and that fee is waived if you already have purchased a parking tag from your base school. 

View our Transportation page for more information about shuttles and student drivers/parking. 


FCPS Parent Technology Help Desk

FCPS Technology Help Desk:

The help desk can be reached at 833-921-3277 (833-921-FCPS) and will be answered by staff members between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week.

Parents or guardians who need help in a language other than English can inform the help desk staff when they call, and an interpreter will join them live on the call.

If help desk staff members are unable to solve the issue, they will request help from the appropriate FCPS team.

FCPS has also set up an online portal to allow older students and parents/guardians to request technology help directly. 

Academy Administrator, Ms. Cook

Our Academy Administrator, Ms. Cook, is available throughout the week to support current and future students and parents with any questions, challenges or concerns regarding classes, schedules, instruction, career pathways, colleges and more. Please email or call Ms. Cook to schedule a time to meet with her.

Administrative Assistant, Ms. Tarvid

The Administrative Assistant for the Academy, Ms. Tarvid, handles attendance, transportation, parking, and school form submissions. She is available from 7:30am-3:30pm in the Academy office to speak with parents and students regarding Academy questions and welcome all guests and visitors to the Academy.

Academy School Counselor, Mr. Donald

The Fairfax Academy Counselor will be available throughout the week to support students with any counseling concerns. She is available to answer questions and provide support with registration, Academy course scheduling, and college planning. Please don't hesitate to reach out to Ms. Martin.

Career Experience Specialist, Ms. Hard

Our Career Experience Specialist is available throughout the week to support students with individual college and career readiness goals, as well supporting Academy classes in various ways. If you have questions about resumes, interviewing, internships, other work-based learning questions, or the Academy Ambassador program please reach out.