Greater Clark County Schools is launching the Greater Clark Virtual Academy for families preferring online education. More information on how the academy works can be found at gccschools.com/virtualacademy.
The Virtual Academy gives families a choice of an online education opportunity, provided by Greater Clark’s exceptional teachers. This program is optional and does not replace the traditional classroom setting or special eLearning days.
“This is all about giving our families options. The new Virtual Academy is not for everyone and is not a replacement for traditional school or even our eLearning program,” Superintendent Mark Laughner said. “However, we have had many families reach out to us and say they are not comfortable returning to school or that they have children that really thrive in the virtual classroom environment. So, we have created the K-12 Greater Clark Virtual Academy, where those students will be enrolled as Greater Clark students, have access to our rigorous curriculum and highly qualified teachers, all while learning at home.”
The cost of the program for families is $50/student per semester. Students in grades 6-12 can even participate in a hybrid option, allowing them to take some classes online and some in person.
Applications for the academy will be available early July.