At the July 14, 2021 Board of Education meeting, the 2021-2022 Virtual Learning Program plan was discussed. Due to the low number of applications received to enroll in the program, CCPS has made the difficult decision not to offer a virtual option for the upcoming school year. Parents with children who have medical issues precluding them from attending school in person in the fall are encouraged to apply for Home and Hospital Teaching. Information about Home and Hospital teaching can be found on the CCPS website at:
Home & Hospital Teaching (carrollk12.org)
To apply for Home & Hospital teaching, please contact Don Mongold, Supervisor of Student Services, at DMMONGO@carrollk12.org or 410-751-3110.
CCPS will continue to offer options for high school students to take in-school virtual courses. Generally, students are able to register for in-school virtual courses only under exceptional circumstances that prevent enrollment in a traditional face-to-face classroom setting. CCPS will use the following criteria to guide decision-making in determining whether a student is eligible to enroll in a virtual course:
• the school or program does not offer the course
• the student has a schedule conflict that prevents taking a course when it is offered at the school or program;
• teacher recommendations;
• principal approval.
In all cases, student enrollment will be maintained at the student’s home school while participating in the virtual learning program.
Each school has a support system for students taking virtual courses. Credit-bearing courses offered through a virtual option have been reviewed and accepted by MSDE and CCPS for approved credit and are taught by highly qualified teachers.
To be successful in a virtual course, learners must demonstrate a variety of attributes. These include:
- Self-motivation to direct their own learning
- Self-discipline to maintain course engagement
- Confidence to ask for help or clarification when needed
- Ability to work independently
- Strong time management skills.
For additional information, contact:
Gregory J. Bricca
Director of Virtual Learning