Students and parents responded to a survey about educational preferences months ago. Those preferences included strong support for an alternate learning option. Now, plans for a new virtual school in Dothan are moving forward.
Dothan City Schools (DCS) approved the 2021-2022 academic plan in November 2020. The plan is called “The Movement.” It consists of a three-part strategy. The new virtual school in Dothan is one component of The Movement.
Besides the virtual school, The Movement consists of the addition of a freshman academy to help with overcrowding and a two-strand curriculum. But the new virtual school in Dothan is stealing the show.
A recent article on wtvy.com stated that Alabama requires a minimum virtual school enrollment of 250 students. The new virtual school in Dothan has a projected enrollment of 536 students. The virtual school option is available to any DCS 7th-12th grade student for the 2021-2022 school year.
Plans for the Virtual School
Staffing the virtual school is currently underway. Dothan’s virtual school will offer flexibility with structure, so it is a good option for many families. The curriculum is focused on providing the same rigorous and relevant instruction that in-person teaching offers.
The virtual students will receive live instruction from DCS teachers. Both one-on-one tutoring and instruction will be available. Remote learning benefits include a student-set pace and individualized teaching.
Times are changing, but one thing remains the same. People like choices. Whether they’re deciding on their child’s educational future or what’s for dinner, they want options! Are you trying to decide where to settle in for the near-future?
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