Lake County schools offer three learning options for students returning to school

LAKE COUNTY, Fla. — The Lake County School District announced three different learning options as the county prepares for students to return to school in the fall.

The district is offering the following options:

  • Traditional in-school learning
  • Full-time online learning through Lake County Virtual School
  • Modified day learning: a combination of the two choices above.

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The district launched a new website that explains the differences between the options. To learn more, click here.

The traditional option is a full return to school buildings with teachers delivering instruction in-person during the school day, officials said.

This option includes enhanced safety protocols such as social distancing, increased sanitation and limited group gatherings.

Officials said the full-time Lake County Virtual School option will give students access to a rigorous, fully accredited K-12 online curriculum with interactive teacher-led lessons for select content.

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The modified day option is a combination of the two options. Leaders said it offers instruction for English Language arts and math in a traditional school setting, with other courses offered through Lake County Virtual School. Students will be assigned either a morning or afternoon session for the traditional instruction.

The district said it will not provide mid-day transportation for students who choose this option.

School officials said that selecting an option does not lock a parent into a decision but it gives the district information for planning.

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Leaders said the school district has purchased additional Chromebook computers so that every K-12 student can be issued a device.

Parents are asked to visit the Lake County Schools website by July 13 to fill out a form on which option they prefer.

Katlyn Brieskorn, WFTV.com

Katlyn Brieskorn is a Digital Assignment Editor at WFTV. She joined Channel 9 in July 2019.

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