Cultivate Virtual Academy

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Cultivate Virtual Academy

  • Welcome to Cultivate, our Shelby County K-12 virtual learning academy!


    The Cultivate Virtual Learning Academy is an independent learning pathway for students currently enrolled in Shelby County Public Schools. (If you are not enrolled yet at SCPS, contact your local home school first.)

    For students grades 6-12, we utilize the online curriculum digital platform Apex Learning.  (For a great two-minute video overview of what Apex is like for a student, click here.)

    For students grade K-5, the experience is different; they have a certified elementary teacher who schedules both synchronous and asynchronous online learning opportunities every day, all day.   

    For more information on Cultivate, please click here for Slides we used at a June 17, 2021, informational meeting.

    The 2021-2022 enrollment for Cultivate ended on Friday, August 20, 2021.  Please contact your student's principal at their home school with your concerns for virtual learning.


    The purpose of Cultivate is to provide highly motivated, independent working students the opportunity to accelerate their class and credit completion and/or early graduation.

    Is this a good fit for me?

    Successful students participating in Cultivate demonstrate the following characteristics:

    Highly motivated




    Strong study skills

    Students seeking accelerated credit accumulation

    Independent working students

    No significant struggles during previous virtual/SCPS@home/NTI schoolwork opportunities


    **Once you have completed the application and we have collected the required documents,  Mrs. Caytie Burgin- our program Learning Facilitator-  will contact you and schedule your interview.

    Feel free to contact Mrs. Shelley Mattmiller (our school counselor) or Mrs. Caytie Burgin (our Learning Facilitator) if you have any questions!