Though some parents criticized the four-day-a-week teaching schedule, district officials said it allowed teachers to devote Wednesdays to planning and to supporting students who needed help through one-on-one and small-group sessions. They said it also provided a midweek break to clean school buildings.
In August, APS will do away with asynchronous learning. When classes resume for the 2021-2022 school year, teachers will provide instruction five days a week.
The default option for learning next year will be in-person, though APS did allow students to sign up for a virtual format.