Returning to School at Fairfax Academy

Welcome to School Year 2022!!

Welcome new and returning students and families. Our school year is scheduled to begin on Monday, August 22, 2022. 

Join us for our Orientation on Thursday, August 19, 2022 from 9am-11am. All families joining us from other schools should park in the back of the building and use our Academy entrance at door #10. FHS families can use either entrance.

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. 


Academy Ambassador Program

Are you a born leader? Do you want to be? 

  • Are you comfortable speaking to people you don't know? Or do you have the desire to become more confident in challenging social and school (professional) situations?

  • Do you like to help others? Do you enjoy helping teachers? Or do you seek opportunities to provide service to your school and community?

  • Do others say that you are a responsible person? Or are you seeking to take on responsibility to earn recognition and build your leadership experiences?

Did you answer many of these questions with a YES? If so, congratulations! You have what it takes to become an Academy Ambassador!

Check out this page to get more information about the program, and find out how YOU can become a part of this amazing Ambassador program!!

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

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. Orr

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.