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

Lake County schools offer three learning options for students returning to school
Lake County families will have the option to choose how their children learn. (wftv.com)

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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