The announcement comes as Fulton County, the state’s fourth largest school system, prepares for school to resume Aug. 9. The district is no longer requiring students and employees to wear masks inside buildings, but face coverings are required on buses.
Looney said administrators received “a lot of feedback” from parents about the district’s safety measures for next year. In response, the district reopened the virtual school’s application window, which initially closed in February, to give more students the option to continue learning virtually.
The district announced the creation of the full-time, online school in December in response to interest that emerged amid the coronavirus pandemic. It will enroll students in grades 3-11 during its first year.
The school system wants families who enroll children in the virtual school to make a year-long commitment to the academy.