Fulton County Schools named the principal who will lead its new virtual school.
The board recently approved the promotion of Marcus Vu, the district’s virtual learning coordinator. He will be the first leader of the Fulton Academy of Virtual Excellence.
The district is launching the academy to provide more online learning opportunities and in response to interest that emerged from families during the coronavirus pandemic.
Vu became the coordinator for virtual learning in 2019, according to his biography on the school’s website. He previously worked as a virtual learning program specialist for Fulton and as an instructor for the Florida Virtual School.
He received his doctorate in education from the University of Central Florida.
The school will enroll about 1,000 students in third through 11th grades when it launches in August.
The application window closed in February.