City of Alexandria Academy Programs Accepting Applications for Fall 2021
For Immediate Release: August 25, 2021
The City of Alexandria invites the public to participate in its Academy programs to learn how local government, partner agencies and the community work together to create a well-managed place for residents, businesses and visitors to enjoy.
Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and health precautions, some of the fall 2021 Academy programs will be held virtually. To ensure participant safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks are required for all in-person Academy participants. All health guidelines for staff and participants will be consistent with current City policy.
These free programs are designed to inform, educate, engage and encourage participants to become more actively involved in fostering a thriving Alexandria. Learn how City departments work together to provide a safe, secure and sustainable community. Applications for all academies will be accepted through the date indicated on each application.
Alexandria City Academy
The next session will be held virtually on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. for nine weeks, beginning September 23. This course gives participants the opportunity to learn about City government virtually in a wide range of functions, services, activities and issues. Consider learning more about government operations and applying for this opportunity. Details and application
Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Community Academy
The next session will be held in spring 2022, and will not take place in fall 2021. Information
Alexandria Senior Academy
The next session will be held virtually on Wednesdays from 10 to 12 p.m. for four weeks, beginning September 22. This course is designed to educate, inform and engage Alexandrians ages 60 and up about government functions, programs and organizations that provide services to seniors. Details and application
Alexandria Eco-City Academy
The next session will be held in person on Wednesdays from 6:30 to 9 p.m. for six weeks, beginning October 6. This course is an opportunity to become an Eco-City Ambassador, take actions to increase Alexandria’s sustainability, learn about environmental challenges and contribute to daily sustainable practices to reach the City’s objectives for the Environmental Action Plan 2040. Details and application
Alexandria Community Fire Academy
The next session will be held virtually on Wednesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. for 10 weeks, beginning September 22. This course will educate participants about fire safety and emergency medical response; department history, administration and operations; and the apparatus of an urban public safety agency. Details and application
Alexandria Community Police Academy
A special fall 2021 session is full and is not accepting additional applications. The next in-person session will be held in the spring of 2022. Information
Alexandria Community Sheriff's Academy
The next session will be held in spring 2022, and will not be offered in fall 2021. Information
All programs are open to those who live or work in the City of Alexandria; some have age restrictions. Please check academy details for specifics. Applications for fall academies will be accepted through the date indicated on each application.
Class sizes are limited. Visit alexandriava.gov/Academies for more information, including deadlines and application forms.
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