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18 percent of students opt to enroll in Union County Public School virtual academy

UCPS says students in the Virtual Academy will have flexibility to work at their own pace and schedule over the course of the day.
While some districts have moved to remote learning successfully, that isn't the case everywhere.
While some districts have moved to remote learning successfully, that isn't the case everywhere.(WIS)
Updated: Jul. 26, 2020 at 4:26 PM EDT
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (WBTV) - Families who choose not to send their child to school in person in Union County Public Schools have the option of a new full-time remote instructional model for grades 2-12.

The district’s virtual academy enrollment closed at 11:59 p.m. Sunday.

According to school officials, 7,849 applications were submitted for the district’s Plan D Virtual Academy. That’s about 18 percent of students in the school district.

The district’s enrollment has about 42,000 students.

UCPS says students in the Virtual Academy will have the flexibility to work at their own pace and schedule over the course of the day.

However, students will not be taught in their traditional classes. Students will instead be enrolled in a ‘virtual cohort.‘

Students will be assigned instruction from a teacher either at their assigned school or a school in their ‘cluster'.

The teaching will be made up of both live and recorded sessions, according to the district’s FAQ page.

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