Learning Environments

Learning Environments

  • Families have sent a clear message: they want options for their children. Many are excited to return to their school campuses; many are not yet ready. 

    For those who want to return to a school campus, state officials have requested that school districts develop three plans (A, B, and C) for different learning environments to operate in the 2020-2021 school year. The plan in which we operate will be based on state and local officials, NCDPI guidance, and NCDHHS guidance regarding the safe reopening of schools.  

    Daily In-Person Instruction (Plan A)

    Students in this plan will attend class in the school building, in person with their teachers and classmates every school day. This environment is the most familiar to students and parents. Students receive daily, in-person instruction and support from school employees

    Blended Instruction (Plan B)   

    Students in this plan will experience a combination of in-person learning in the school building with their teachers and classmates and online instruction through an online platform. 

    Fully-Online Instruction (Plan C)

    Under this plan, all students will experience fully-online instruction as a result of school closure based on decisions from state and local officials. 

    All learning opportunities will happen remotely and will include recorded and live instructional sessions. Instruction will be accessed through the use of a technology device. 

    All instruction will be relevant, rigorous, and meaningful. 

    It’s our core belief that all students deserve to be challenged and engaged in relevant, rigorous, and meaningful learning each day. This school year, regardless of which learning environment your child attends, they will be taught rigorous content every day that aligns with North Carolina’s grade-level standards.

    Here’s what will be the same across all learning environments and across all schools: 

    • All students will have the same grading structures, as outlined in Board Policy 3400.
    • All schools will take attendance.
    • All classes will use similar, district-supported learning materials, texts and instructional tools.   
    • All students will get appropriate support and services through the general education program, special education, Individualized Educational Plans (IEPs), 504 plans, Academically & Intellectually Gifted (AIG), English as a Second Language (ESL), and intervention.
    • All students will get support from their counselors, social workers, and school psychologists, as needed.
    • All schools will focus on establishing effective relationships and community.  

WCPSS Virtual Academy

Learn more about WCPSS's fully-online option for student: www.wcpss.net/Virtual-Academy