EMSB set to introduce Quebec Virtual Academy

The English Montreal School Board is launching Quebec Virtual Academy for the 2022-23 academic year.  Students from across the province with English eligibility, and who meet the criteria established by the Ministry of Education, must apply by September 9.

Students  in the following situation may be eligible for the delivery of remote education to complete all their academic requirements:

  • Student with a long-term medical condition who cannot attend school in presence because of the severity of their needs.  All requests must be accompanied by a recent (less than three months) recommendation from a professional in the Health and/or Social Services Sector;
  • Student in a Sport-étude program / elite athlete whose academic needs cannot be met in their local school, due to lack of accessibility to specific courses (e.g. scientific math, chemistry, physics) or distance and scheduling conflict with the sport organization and school;
  • Student who lives in a rural area whose academic needs cannot be met in their local school, due to lack of accessibility to specific courses (e.g. scientific math, chemistry, physics) and where transportation to an alternative school is not an option.

Although physical school attendance is compulsory and beneficial for all students, the EMSB understands that for some individuals this may pose a challenge. As a result, this project has emerged and gives an opportunity to better meet their needs. The EMSB will be working with English public boards in the province to communicate the availability of this new program.

Parents can complete the application process via the link at

About the English Montreal School Board

With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines, the EMSB network consists of 77 schools and centres. For more details, visit the EMSB website at

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