ATLANTA (CBS46) — Atlanta Public Schools is opening more seats in its Virtual Academy for K-12th grade students.
It’s designed for families who don’t feel comfortable sending their kids to the classroom at this point of the pandemic.
The Atlanta Virtual Academy will offer two options: K-5th graders can attend the academy with a synchronous learning model while 6-12th graders attend under an asynchronous learning model.
“We simply wanted to be responsive to what we’ve heard from the community,” said APS Superintendent Dr. Lisa Herring. “We’ve been very appreciative that since school started we have not had to close our schools in order to navigate for Covid but we do have families who are interested in the expansion of that option."
Enrollment will be based on availability. The district will accept applications Sept. 14 through Oct. 22. The lottery will be held on November 5.
To participate in the lottery or for more information, click here.
Editor's Note: In an earlier version of this story, we inadvertently spoke to a parent whose student was enrolled in a different online program at Atlanta Public Schools. Her complaints are not related to the Atlanta Virtual Academy.