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.
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.
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.
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.
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