Artemis Virtual Academy

Artemis Virtual Academy Applications Still Open!

While our early application window has closed, you still may submit an application for admission to Artemis. Students in grades K-12 that live in the HCS district are eligible for admissions. Please click on the button below to complete your application.

Families that completed applications during the early application window (February 5-February 29) should be on the lookout for further communication by email. Those who submitted during the early application window will receive information by Wednesday, March 13, 2024.

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About Artemis Virtual Academy

Welcome to Artemis Academy!

Artemis Academy will offer students in grades K-12 the flexibility to engage in teaching and learning virtually while also providing students the ability to receive additional support in-person.

Students in Artemis Academy will be able to participate in athletics, band, choir, and extracurricular offerings at the school they are zoned to attend.

Each student will be assigned a highly qualified teacher. Students will be able to attend open office hours and schedule meeting times with teachers. All students will be provided with an HCS-issued device and take-home internet option for students who qualify for Free or Reduced Lunches.

Families must apply for their student to be enrolled in the program. Applications will open in February 2024. Interviews may be conducted to ensure Artemis is the best educational approach to service the needs of each student. The HCS Special Education Department will also be involved in reviewing applications for students for whom they service to ensure the needs of all students are met.

Artemis Academy will be located at the Blossomwood Elementary (grades K-6) and Lee High (grades 7-12) campuses for the 2024-2025 school year. It will have the same support and requirements as other schools including testing, grading periods, report cards, and student code of conduct.

The program will be offered at no cost to families. Families must be zoned for Huntsville City Schools for their children to attend.

Meet the Principal: Dr. Jennifer McKinney

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new principal of Artemis Academy. I look forward to working with the students, parents, and staff to ensure that Artemis is a high quality virtual school with a strong academic foundation and numerous opportunities for extracurricular involvement. Our school’s mission is to prepare our students with exceptional character, knowledge, integrity, and skills to thrive in their ever changing world. I am a firm believer in this mission as we work with all of our students to support the needs of the whole child and share with them educational opportunities to prepare them for success after graduation.

I have been an educator in some capacity for 26 years. I started teaching dance for a local studio at the age of 16, but upon college graduation I began teaching for the Madison County School System. I began my career with MCSS in January 2004 as a history teacher at Sparkman High School. Upon receiving a Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, I transitioned from the classroom to administration. I served three years as the instructional assistant principal of Hazel Green High School. I served as the principal of the Madison County Virtual Academy for two years, and most recently working as the curriculum and instructional administrator at Sparkman High. These experiences have shaped my belief as an educator of the importance of building relationships with students, families, and staff members. I look forward to creating a partnership between home and school to provide students with the support they need to be successful.

Dr. Jennifer McKinney


  • Bachelors Degree in History and Secondary Education, University of Alabama Huntsville, 2004

  • Masters Degree in Educational Leadership, Samford University, 2017

  • Educational Specialist Degree in Instructional Leadership, Samford University, 2019

  • Doctorate of Education, Samford University, 2023