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If you have health concerns when it comes to sending your kids to school this fall, you have the option of a virtual academy in Wake County. The application period is July 10th-July 20th. Details can be found here. 

Get more info about returning to campus in Wake County here.

Enrollment in the WCPSS Virtual Academy

  • Students will remain enrolled at their current school as assigned by WCPSS Student Assignment.
  • Supports from Special Education Services will be provided by qualified teachers and related service providers.
  • Students will continue to receive updates and services via their assigned school. These services include but are not limited to AIG, ESL, Intervention and 504 services.
  • K-12 students & families who participate in the Virtual Academy will be permitted to participate in co-curricular and extra-curricular activities including athletics through their current school.

Daily Structure in the WCPSS Virtual Academy

  • Students who choose fully online instruction should expect the following to be true across all grade levels:
  • To the degree possible, students will be assigned teachers from their current school.  However, in some cases, WCPSS may assign students to different schools within a region to form classes.
  • Students will experience a daily school schedule that includes the same components of the school day as their grade level peers participating in face-to-face or blended instruction to the degree feasible.
  • Students will receive counseling and social emotional support from their current school staff.
  • Students will experience an intentional effort on the part of their school’s staff to make meaningful connections and to create a true classroom community.

Instruction in the WCPSS Virtual Academy

  • Students who choose to engage in fully online instruction should expect the following to be true across all grade levels:
  • Students will experience the WCPSS core instructional program online.  Instruction will be standards-aligned and focused on ensuring student mastery.
  • Students will either be assigned to a teacher within their school or their school’s region.  Structures will be in place to communicate needs and progress to a student’s current school if they are assigned to a teacher within the region.
  • Grading structures will be consistent with in-person and blended instruction environments and Board Policy 3400.
  • Any specialized services (Special Education, ESL, 504 Plans, Intervention Plans) will be implemented by staff at the student’s current school to provide continuity of service from 2019-2020.
  • For magnet school students, magnet programming will be implemented to the degree possible in the online environment.
  • Teachers will work in collaboration with other school staff members to align instructional practices and expectations.
  • It will not be feasible to offer all specials/elective programs in a fully online environment.  Students who choose the WCPSS Virtual Academy program option may need to adjust specials/ elective schedule choices.
  • Students and families will have support from a Student Help Desk for technology assistance.
  • Students and families will have access to library media services.

Get more details about the Wake County Schools Virtual Academy here.

 

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You Can Apply To The Wake County Schools Virtual Academy Starting This Week  was originally published on foxync.com