Houston County parents have until Friday afternoon to register for virtual school year

Jason Vorhees/jvorhees@macon.com
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The deadline for parents to register their children for Houston County Schools’ 2022-23 virtual school year is 4 p.m. Friday.

So far, around 200 students have signed up for the optional program. The program is available for students entering grades 3 through 12.

“It’s just another method we offer for students to learn. Some students find learning online very successful. And so it’s something that we’re committed to as a school district to give our community another way to learn,” said Dr. Richard Rogers, deputy superintendent for Houston County Schools.

Students need to have reliable internet access, attend classes virtually during normal school hours, participate in class and meet all normal academic and attendance requirements in order to participate, school officials said.

Students also must be enrolled or eligible for enrollment in the Houston County School District. Virtual learning students are still required to take all-district and state-mandated standardized tests in person.

The course will be taught by professionally qualified teachers in the district and instructors will teach through Google classroom Monday through Friday. Students’ success will be measured by their participation and grade on assessments. Students who show no sign of progress will be reassigned to in-person instruction.

Houston Virtual for the next school year begins Aug. 1 and ends May 24, 2023. For more information about Houston Virtual and the application process, visit hcbe.net/2022-2023learningoptions.

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