School Weather Delay
Huntsville City Schools will delay the start of classes by one hour on Thursday, January 18, 2018, due to extreme cold weather conditions. Buses will run on a one-hour delayed schedule. Please click the link below for further information about specific start times.

Virtual Learning Academy

Huntsville City Schools Virtual Learning AcademyCriteria for Selection:

Through the application process, students must be able to provide evidence of academic success in English, written communication, and mathematics. Indicators of academic self-motivation, organizational and time management skills, and maturity are strongly suggested.

  • A GPA of 3.0 or higher is required
  • ACT Aspire Scores
  • A recommendation from your School Counselor (click here for the recommendation form).

Additionally, because of the rigors associated with the VLA, students will need:

  • Reliable internet access (students will be issued a HCS laptop)
  • Access to transportation to New Century Technology High School (for quizzes, tests, and/or labs

NOTE: The ACCESS Virtual Learning curriculum, at this time, does not offer High School Honors Courses.  Please refer to the ACCESS Curriculum link below.

Virtual Learning Academy Documents

Virtual Learning Academy Application Virtual Learning Academy Academic Integrity Policy Huntsville City Schools' Virtual Learning Academy School Option Policy ACCESS Policy Manual ACCESS Curriculum


Leah Edgecombe, District Curriculum Specialist - Magnet Programs
(256) 428-6987



Virtual Cyber Academy Huntsville City Schools
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