Option Four: Blended Learning (7-12)
**There is no registration for Blended Learning. Please reach out to your school's guidance counselor. This does not have to be done by July 16th, this can be done over the coming weeks.**
The Blended Learning option allows students to choose to come to the brick and mortar schools for select courses and choose to take other courses through Clay Virtual Academy. This allows for students to remain connected to their home school, but also take some courses in the virtual environment. For example, a student may attend their zoned brick and mortar school four periods a day and two periods of the day at home through Clay Virtual Academy. Student schedules will be based on course availability.
Each brick and mortar school will have several significant changes involving enhanced health and safety precautions, as well as a customized plan to discourage large gatherings of students in hallways and common areas, using clear communication and signage to reinforce the message. The number of students allowed in the cafeteria, media center and gymnasiums will be reduced. Extracurricular activities will resume with new health and safety protocols and will adhere to recommendations from the state.
Virtual school classes will allow students to have more control over their learning path and pace. In this learning model, students often work on assignments during non-traditional hours, and maintain contact with their teacher and classmates using web-based class sessions, email, text messages, and phone calls.
Students who choose this option will need to work with their school based guidance counselor in order to determine the courses and daily schedule that are available in each school.
*Please note that transportation is only provided during the normal CCDS daily start and stop times at their zoned schools. Based on a student’s blended learning schedule, transportation may need to be provided by a parent and/or caregiver.
**Students who are new to Clay County District Schools are required to register online and submit all required documents before classes can be scheduled.