Learn about our city's government and its different agencies
ALEXANDRIA, VA-The City of Alexandria is now inviting residents to apply for its Academy programs. These programs are designed to teach how city government and its agencies work.
Due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, sessions for Spring 2021 will be held virtually.
Participation is free. There are seven different choices. Application deadlines are printed on each application.
Alexandria City Academy
Held virtually on Thursdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., for nine weeks beginning March 18. This course gives participants the opportunity to learn about city government virtually in a wide range of government functions, services, activities and issues. Details and application HERE.
Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Community Academy
Held virtually on Wednesdays from 7 to 8:45 p.m., for three weeks beginning May 5. The class will include lectures from assistant prosecutors and program leaders, and information about advancements in Virginia Law. Each session will also allow time for questions and answers. Details and application HERE.
Alexandria Senior Academy
Held virtually on Wednesdays from 10 to 11:30 a.m., for four weeks beginning April 7. 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 HERE.
Alexandria Eco-City Academy
Held virtually on Wednesdays from 7 to 9 p.m. for six weeks, beginning April 7. This course is an opportunity to become an Eco-City Ambassador, take actions to make Alexandria more sustainable, learn about environmental challenges and contribute to daily sustainable practices to reach the city’s Environmental Action Plan 2040. Details and application HERE.
Alexandria Community Fire Academy
Held virtually on Tuesdays from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., for six weeks beginning March 23. 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 HERE
Alexandria Community Police Academy
Held virtually on Wednesdays from 6 to 8 p.m., for 6 weeks beginning March 17. This course combines presentations and interactive activities on topics including patrol operations, K9 Unit, crime prevention, crime scene investigations, criminal investigations and the Special Operations team. The curriculum covers the core elements that are essential for participants to gain a greater understanding of police operations. Details and application HERE
Alexandria Community Sheriff’s Academy
Usually held on Saturdays at the Sheriff’s Office, this program is suspended until further notice due to the pandemic.