Future Educators Academy (FEA) is a college partnership lab school that prepares future elementary and special education teachers through dual enrollment using accelerated, hands-on learning.

FEA includes specialized transfer agreements with James Madison University and University of Mary Washington, so students can graduate with a bachelor's degree and earn their teacher licensure two years after high school graduation.

Participating High Schools

  • Culpeper County High School
  • Eastern View High School
  • Orange County High School
  • Madison County High School
  • Rappahannock High School

Class Location

Classes are taken at the Daniel Technology Center in Culpeper County.

No out-of-pocket cost to students

Thanks to generous funding through the College Partnership Laboratory School Fund, students pay nothing out of pocket to obtain an Associate degree through FEA.

Non-competitive application

Selection is determined by lottery.

Commit to teaching for two years in your home division

Divisions are dedicated to offering positions to all successful FEA grads!

Get hands-on experience

Practicums, observations, workshops and other experiential learning prepare students for an exciting and rewarding career in education.

Applications for the Future Educators Academy are now OPEN!

To be considered, applicants must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be a rising junior at a participating high school
  • Completed Algebra II or higher by the end of their sophomore year
  • Completed three verified credits by the end of sophomore year
  • Have a minimum unweighted GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • In good disciplinary standing with the high school

Germanna will request transcripts from your high school to confirm that applicants meet, or are on track to meet, all requirements as part of the application process.

Meet with your high school counselor to discuss your eligibility.

Deadline for application submissions will be February 18th. 

Can't attend an info session?

Watch our video for a deep dive into the Future Educators Academy program.

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