State OKs Two Virtual Schools For Guilford County

State OKs Two Virtual Schools For Guilford County

10:59am Jul 07, 2020
BETHANY CHAFIN/WFDD

Guilford County Schools has received state approval to create two new virtual academies.  

An online option for families and teachers will be available even if schools open up for in-person classes in August.

The News & Record reports that the Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy will focus on grades K-5, while the Guilford eLearning University Prep Academy will be made available for grades 6-12.

Over 150 people are on a task force charged with developing plans for the coming school year. School board members will discuss scenarios for reopening during an online work session Thursday.

According to a news release, the district is planning for three possible options, with the likeliest being a blend of in-person and remote learning.

Chief of Staff Nora Carr says much is up in the air as educators await further instruction from the governor and the Department of Health and Human Services.

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