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Lifelong Education and Learning

Lifelong education and learning opportunities made available through the Fairfax County Public Library

Fairfax County Public Schools

Fairfax County Public Schools


See also the library's links to Homework Resources and Standards of Learning for Virginia Public Schools . For online practice tests and tutorial courses for students, see LearningExpress Library database.


  • Fairfax County Public Schools — Home Instruction
    Requirements parents and guardians must follow in order to homeschool a child.

  • Home Educators Association of Virginia
    Virginia homeschool information and resources. HEAV serves to promote and protect homeschooling in Virginia via information, legislation and homeschooling resources.

  • VaHomeschoolers
    An independent, nonprofit, member-directed organization, the Organization of Virginia Homeschoolers strives to protect and promote homeschooling through proactive legislative work and assistance to individual homeschoolers. VaHomeschoolers' website provides documents and articles designed to assist homeschoolers in understanding and meeting the legal requirements of Virginia's home instruction statutes.

Private Schools

School Profiles and Statistics

  • Best High Schools
    U.S. News and World Report ranks public high schools nationally and by state. Special features include rankings of the best charter, magnet and STEM schools across the nation.

  • Virginia School Quality Profiles
    Information about student achievement, college and career readiness, program completion, school safety, teacher quality and other topics of interest to parents and the general public. Report cards are available for schools, school divisions and for the commonwealth.


For online practice tests and tutorials for students, see LearningExpress Library database.

Fairfax County Public Library does not provide tutoring. However, other resources are available:

  • Fairfax County Public Schools — Tutor List
    Fairfax County Public School system maintains a list of qualified, paid tutors. The 2020-2021 School Year Tutor List will be available mid-September and updated monthly. Send an email to to request a copy of the list.

  • GIVE — Free Online Tutoring for K-6
    Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, many library branches hosted regular, free tutoring sessions for K-6 grade students provided by high-school student volunteers with the nonprofit organization, Growth and Inspiration through Volunteering and Education. All in-library tutoring sessions remain cancelled. However, GIVE now offers free virtual tutoring! One-hour sessions are held on Saturdays and Sundays and are based on grade level. Students may register with this form, which also provides the virtual tutoring schedule. For more information, visit GIVE's website or email them at

Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs)

See also Homework Resources.

Virginia Standards of Learning

Virtual Learning Tips for Parents and Caregivers

Fairfax County Public Schools

Common Sense

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