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.
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.
NAIS School Search
Search the National Association of Independent Schools member and subscriber database to find private schools located in your area. Use the search criteria to limit results by distance, boarding or day schools, co-ed or single-sex, sports programs and more.
Search for Private Schools
Find private pre-K through high schools by state, city, zip code, distance from zip code area or other criteria. A brief profile of each school, including enrollment statistics, is provided. Produced by the Institute of Education Sciences, National Center for Education 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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 email@example.com.
See also Homework Resources.
Virginia Standards of Learning
Virginia Department of Education — Standards of Learning (SOL)
Choose from the links on the right-hand side of the page to view the Virginia Standards of Learning in English, mathematics, science, history, social science and more; view sample questions from previous years' tests; read about the Virginia SOLs and Common Core State Standards.
Free Webinars for Parents
Attend free parent and educator webinars to learn the latest information to help your child succeed.
Preparing for Learning at Home: Support for Families
Getting started and finding support for returning to school.
Setting Up a Workspace for Children at Home
Create a workspace for virtual learning and homework.
Supporting Your Children at Home During Virtual Learning
Strategies to help parents and caregivers.
Free Distance Learning Plans for K–2 Students and Their Families
Help kick-start learning at home with these easy-to-use, customizable packets in English and Spanish.