Cobb County Schools has released information about how school may look in the 2021-2022 school year and the obvious word is choice. As families decide whether to opt-in to online learning for the 2021-2022 school year, we know families want to know how online learning will look different and how it will look the same. While the system will offer face-to-face instruction five days a week for families who chose that option, families who choose virtual will have a dedicated online instructor and teachers will no longer have to teach simultaneously.

The new Cobb Online Learning Academy, which will support all online learning for students in grades 6-12 has registration open, while younger online learners in PreK-5 and students served in specialized programs in special education will participate in a geographic cluster model.

The registration window for rising 6th-12th grade students for the Cobb Online Learning Academy is open March 22-April 2. To get started, families will log in to ParentVUE and look for the “Online Learning Opt-In” button located in the left column. Families with younger students will be able to register their elementary students from April 19-May 2.

For families to see sample schedules for middle school and high school students. The balance between asynchronous (or independent) and synchronous (teacher-directed) learning will be tailored to support the specific needs of each school level. 

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