Saturday May 25th, 2024 9:26AM

Registration begins for Hall County's Virtual Program of Choice

Students who enjoyed learning virtually will now have the option to continue that for the fall. The Hall County School District voted last February to open a new “Virtual Program of Choice” for students. Beginning April 2, registration is open and applications will be received through April 19.

According to a press release from the Hall County School District, students who will be in grades 3-12 in Aug. 2021 are eligible to apply. Home schooled students who are in the Hall County School District are also eligible. There is only limited space for the program, so those who are interested are encouraged to apply as soon as possible.

The Virtual Program of Choice is designed for students who desire a virtual learning environment and can work independently. Students are required to attend regularly scheduled synchronous zoom sessions, during school hours.

“I am excited and thrilled to be a part of the creation and implementation of the new Virtual Program of Choice for Hall County,” Said Scott Tipton, the director/principal of the Virtual Program of Choice. “This program will provide an excellent opportunity for those students seeking an educational experience outside of the traditional classroom setting. I look forward to working with our school system, parents, students, and community as we move forward with this incredible educational adventure!”

Once accepted into the program, students will remain enrolled in their home school (zoned school or where student is currently enrolled), and granted they meet all GHSA and district eligibility requirements, they may participate in after school extracurricular activities. They will also have access to staff involved in the program, as well as a counselor.

“During this unusual year, over 2,000 HCSD students chose virtual learning,” said Dr. Laurie Ecke, Director of Innovative and Advanced Programs for the district. “Moving forward, we realize that for some students, a high quality and challenging virtual learning experience may provide the optimal environment for learning. The HCSD Virtual Program of Choice is designed to connect these students to a virtual learning community, where they can be engaged and motivated, and where they can realize our Hall County vision of Character, Competency, and Rigor for All.”

To apply to the Virtual Program of Choice, and to read important information about the program, please visit: https://www.hallco.org/web/hcsd-virtual-program/ .

Families may also email the director/principal of the Virtual Program of Choice, Scott Tipton, at [email protected].

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