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Frequently Asked Questions for School Year 2021-22

Most recent at top of each list; *indicates answer has been updated

    • Instructional Delivery

      • Will students enrolled in the in-person school be able to transition to the Virtual Learning Program during the 2021-2022 school year?

        Will the Virtual Learning Program offer concurrent instruction?

        Will there be enough time to plan for the virtual learning program?

        Will IEP and 504 plans be implemented fully in the virtual model?

        Will students in the Virtual Learning Program be able to participate in sports and extracurricular activities at their school of record?

        What instructional choices will APS provide for students during the 2021-22 school year?

        *Why is APS offering two models in 2021-22?

        What does the K-12 Virtual Learning Program entail?

        Will students in the K-12 Virtual Learning Program stay connected to their home schools?

        How will the learning experience, including curriculum and pedagogy, in the virtual learning program differ from the in-person instructional model?

        Will students in the K-12 Virtual Learning Program receive any materials, handouts or kits to support their learning? 

        *Why is virtual learning not available for Pre-K students?

        How will the K-12 Virtual Learning Program be staffed?

        How did APS develop the K-12 Virtual Learning Program?

    • Virtual Learning Program (VLP)

      • Will students enrolled in the in-person school be able to transition to the Virtual Learning Program during the 2021-2022 school year?

        How do I make the change to in-person instruction? 

        Will the Virtual Learning Program offer concurrent instruction?

        Once we request a change, how soon can my student(s) make the switch to in-person?

        Will new families registering this summer be able to make a selection?

        Will there be enough time to plan for the virtual learning program?

        Will IEP and 504 plans be implemented fully in the virtual model?

        Will students in the Virtual Learning Program be able to participate in sports and extracurricular activities at their school of record?

        What does the K-12 Virtual Learning Program entail?

        Will students in the K-12 Virtual Learning Program stay connected to their home schools?

        How will the learning experience, including curriculum and pedagogy, in the virtual learning program differ from the in-person instructional model?

        Will students in the K-12 Virtual Learning Program receive any materials, handouts or kits to support their learning? 

        *Why is virtual learning not available for Pre-K students?

        How will the K-12 Virtual Learning Program be staffed?

        How did APS develop the K-12 Virtual Learning Program?

    • Option Programs and Immersion

      • Will students enrolled in APS option programs who select the K-12 Virtual Learning Program continue in the option program?

        Will elementary students enrolled in option programs who select the K-12 Virtual Learning Program be able to receive instruction from teachers at their option school?

        Will an experienced Immersion educator from Claremont or Key teach Immersion Spanish Language Arts with an Immersion curriculum?

        How will APS support virtual students who are missing Immersion Math & Science instruction when they return to in-person Immersion instruction?

        APS Policy says that 2nd-5th grade students must take a test to “demonstrate the Spanish language skills needed for entry into the program.” Will 2nd-5th grade virtual students be required to take that test before returning to Claremont for in person instruction?

    • Specialized Services

      • What if I want to change my selection for my student with a disability over the summer?

        How will APS provide students with disabilities meaningful access to virtual instruction?

        How will APS support students with disabilities in maintaining connections with teachers, peers, and communities they have formed in their existing schools or programs while they are enrolled in the K-12 Virtual Learning Program?

        How will inclusion be supported in the K-12 Virtual Learning Program?

        Will students with disabilities in the K-12 Virtual Learning Program have access to the same opportunities as students who are in-person?

        How will students with disabilities transition to in-person instruction?

        Will IEP and 504 plans be implemented fully in the virtual model?

        How will students with disabilities’ social-emotional needs be supported in the Virtual Learning Program?

        Will countywide Special Education programs be available in the Virtual Learning Program?

        Will Students with Disabilities enrolled in the Virtual Learning Program have access to classes, extracurricular and social activities at their school of record?

        How will in-person SWD be supported when provided asynchronous work during a quarantine or illness?

        How will APS ensure full compliance with students’ 504 plans and IEPs within the K-12 Virtual Learning Program?

        What steps will APS take to ensure English Learners receive the supports they need in the K-12 Virtual Learning Program?

        How will high school students be guaranteed access to their school’s full curriculum (APs, IBs, Career Center/electives) in the K-12 Virtual Learning Program?

        How will Career & Technical Education (CTE) be delivered in the Virtual Learning Program?

    • In-Person Safety, Services and Operations