What is the status of the planned Digital Education Center for the 2021-2022 school year?

At the Board of Education meeting on June 24, 2021, it was announced that a fully virtual instructional delivery option will be available to students in grades K-6 who committed to fully digital instruction in the spring. This digital option is a one-year solution designed to help bridge younger students back to normalized, in-person instruction as HCPSS moves beyond the COVID-19 pandemic.

HCPSS has developed a virtual option for 2021-2022 for students who will likely be unable to receive a vaccine by the start of the 2021-2022 school year due to their age. Participation in the fully digital instruction model will require a full-year commitment.

Students in grades 7-12 who expressed interest in remaining virtual for the 2021-2022 school year will return to fully in-person instruction this fall. TheĀ HCPSS Home and Hospital programĀ remains an option for students who medically qualify.

The K-6 virtual option will not be available to students who must quarantine due to mandated COVID-19 protocols. That solution is still being developed as HCPSS learns more about what the quarantining protocols will be in the fall.