CHAMBERS COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION PRESS RELEASE 3/1/19

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BY DAVID BELL

APPLICATIONS BEING ACCEPTED FOR CHAMBERS COUNTY VIRTUAL SCHOOL

 

LaFAYETTE – The Chambers County School District is currently accepting applications for Virtual School in the 2019-2020 school year. This online curriculum offers students in grades 9 through 12 the opportunity to earn a high school diploma with courses consistent to those provided in the traditional classroom setting.

All course work is completed and submitted via computer, requiring students to meet the following eligibility criteria:

Have access to the internet and to a computer outside of school.

Be proficient in reading, writing, and math.

Maintain minimum overall GPA of 2.0 in courses taken during the current academic year.

Maintain appropriate course progression as measured by the completion of weekly assignments, quizzes, and/or tests.

Remain a student in good standing of the Chambers County School District.

Adhere to the Academic Integrity Contract.

Students must meet the established attendance and academic progress criteria which will be monitored by CCSD staff. All full-time virtual students will be enrolled as a student in the high school zone in which they reside. These students will be counted in the average daily attendance, and will participate in all state testing and accountability requirements. Upon satisfying all graduation requirements, students enrolled in the virtual pathway will receive an Alabama High School Diploma.

Virtual School students are also eligible to participate in extracurricular activities at the school in which they are enrolled, according to attendance zone. They are subject to the same requirements, including Alabama High School Athletic Association rules.

“The purpose of this program is to work with both students and parents to provide an alternative educational opportunity of instruction,” said Chambers County School Superintendent Dr. Kelli
Hodge. “The curriculum is online, self-paced, and individualized, designed to support the nontraditional needs of full time or part-time Virtual School students.”
Application forms for Virtual School are available through the school district’s website at www.chambersk12.org, or at individual high school locations.
Parents and prospective students
wishing to participate are also required to attend a mandatory orientation meeting to be held at the school where the student is enrolled.
For additional information about Virtual School, contact Dr. Sharon Weldon, Director of Secondary Education, at 334-864-9343, extension 10232, or via email at weldonss@chambersk12.org.
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