How does the Digital Education Center compare to other instructional models?

DEC/Hybrid/Traditional School Comparison Chart

 

Proposed Digital Education Center (2021-2022)

Current Hybrid Model (2020-2021)

Traditional School Program

Grades

Kindergarten - 12

Prekindergarten - 12

Prekindergarten - 12

Instructional Model

Virtual

Synchronous virtual instruction and digital assignments either during or outside the school day

No in-person learning

Hybrid

In-person learning and synchronous virtual instruction during the school day

Face-to-face

In-person instruction during the school day

Location

Virtual

Both virtual and HCPSS school building

HCPSS school building

Instructional Delivery

HCPSS teachers - virtual teaching

HCPSS teachers - concurrent teaching

HCPSS teachers - in-person teaching

Course Availability

Core Academic Level Courses

Limited electives and related arts

Full HCPSS Course Catalog

Full HCPSS Course Catalog

Supplemental Programs

Access to all HCPSS supplemental programs (Beyond School Hours, Digital Education, Evening Program, Summer Program)

Cost to Families

No cost

 

Student Support Services

Provided virtually by the DEC and the student’s home school

Provided by the student’s home school

Provided by the student’s home school

Transportation

Not applicable

Yes

Yes

Meals

Available for purchase or free/reduced-price at the student’s home school

Available at no cost to families at any HCPSS school

Available for purchase or free/reduced-price at the student’s home school