First Children Services brings learning to the students by offering online summer school!register-now

First Children’s Virtual Summer Academy offers online summer school courses for middle and high school students who need to complete credits for the school year. Our virtual summer academy allow students to take courses wherever they are without the restriction of specific time schedules. Students can take courses any time during the day or evening.

Why choose First Children’s Virtual Summer Academy?

  • Individual virtual support-real time chat is available with certified teachers.
  • Convenient location-students can learn in their own home or on vacation.
  • Flexible scheduling-students can take courses any time during the day or evening.
  • Monitoring– we monitor each student’s progress to keep them on schedule.
  • In-person final option-we offer finals in two locations in our Cherry Hill and Fanwood locations.
  • Reading Assistance-courses contain a “listen” feature which allows instructions and content to be read to the student.


The Advantages of Online Summer School

Many of our students who are in need of summer credit or course recovery are already “online”, so we bring learning to the students. There are many advantages to a virtual summer school.  We have found that families work and cannot transport their students to our center or have planned family vacations during the scheduled course times.  Students may need a flexible schedule to accommodate summer activities and/or jobs.  Now students can take summer courses wherever they are, whenever they want with out the need for transportation!

School District Information

If your school would like to refer students to our Virtual Summer Academy, please contact us ahead of time!  Each student needs individual approval from his or her school for the course(s) for which he or she registers.  For your convenience, we gladly accept lists from schools ahead of time with each student’s approved courses. Alternatively, we will need to have each student’s registration signed by the principal or other authorized personnel.

Please contact Melissa Langford, Director of Transitional Services,  (856) 888-1097 Ext. 303 or

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2017 Virtual Summer Academy Schedule

Session 1

June 1st-Registration begins

June 30th-Last day for registration

July 10th-Course must be started by this date

August 6th-Courses must be completed

August 7th-9th-Session 1 finals


Session 2

July 3rd-Registration begins

July 21st-Last day for registration

July 31st-Course must be started by this date

August 27th-Courses must be completed

August 28th-29th-Session 2 finals


The fee for each course is $200


Final Exam Options 

Students may take the final exam at home or in our centers in Cherry Hill or Fanwood  depending on district approval.  If students come to one of our centers, they must verify their identity with their school district student ID card.


Cherry Hill Center                      Fanwood Center
1256 Marlkress Road                 330 South Avenue
Cherry Hill, NJ 08003                 Fanwood, NJ 0707023


Plagiarism Policy

All students who register for courses with the First Children Services/REAL Center must sign a plagiarism policy verifying that all work completed is indeed their own work.

Virtual Summer Academy Student Handbook


Virtual Summer School Brochure 2017


For more information about the Virtual Summer Academy, please contact:

Melissa Langford, Director of Transitional Services,  (856) 888-1097 Ext. 303 or


Students:  Click here to login to the First Children Virtual Academy Summer School