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Engaged Learning Full-Time Virtual School Description

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Virtual School Option and Registration Information

  • In response to COVID-19, Fort Payne City Schools surveyed our parents and will be implementing a virtual school option for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year.  Virtual learning has been an option for FPHS students for several years.   However, this year we will be extending access to grades PK-12. 

    How will the Virtual School Work?

    The FPCS Virtual School will work much like our traditional school with the exception that students will work from home.  Classes will start in August and follow our traditional school calendar.  FPCS Teachers will be working daily with students through assignments that provide a mixture of both interactive and independent assignment.  The curriculum utilized will be SchoolsPLP provided by the ALSDE and focuses on Alabama Standards.  Unlike the last nine weeks of the past school year, when students’ grades could not drop during virtual learning, the regular grading system will be utilized, regardless of where the student is taking the class.  Virtual learning will include rigorous instruction, high expectations of student performance, and meeting all grade-level standards.

    Students participating will be counted in attendance as they participate daily and turn in assignments. Reliable internet service will be required to participate.  Students who select the virtual option will be required to stay with this option for at least nine weeks.  After, the first grading period, students will have the option to change their choice.  Additionally, there will be an opportunity to transfer from full-time virtual learning to the school/traditional classroom setting at the end of each nine weeks.  Students will use district-approved learning management platforms such as Google Classroom, Blackboard, SeeSaw, or Schoology.

    Additional Considerations:

    Extracurricular Activities – Students must meet the same extracurricular activity eligibility requirements as students enrolled in the traditional day program, including, but not limited to, any applicable Alabama High School Athletic Association (AHSAA) requirements. 

    All elective courses may not be offered to full-time virtual program students.

    Students can be required to be on campus for certain events such as class meetings, state testing, or other activities designated by the school principal.

    How to sign up?

    Window to sign up for the virtual option has closed. 

    If you are a NEW Student to the Fort Payne City School District, you will need to FIRST complete an Online District Enrollment Form available at www.fpcsk12.com.