As Charles County Public Schools (CCPS) enters the second week of school, additional families have been offered opportunities for their children to participate in virtual learning programs.
Kindergarten through Grade 8 Virtual Learning Program
As of Wednesday, Sept. 8, only 247 students were enrolled in the kindergarten through Grade 8 Virtual Learning Program. Live instruction for these students began on Tuesday with CCPS teachers. Proximity Learning teachers will take over live classes starting Monday, Sept. 20.
Spaces for 365 students have been declined by families. CCPS continues to work through the waitlist of interested families with students who qualified for the program. CCPS asks that any family offered a waitlisted space notify the school system if they either accept or decline the spot.
As of yesterday, there were waitlist spaces available in each grade level.
High School Virtual Academy
Last week, CCPS reopened the high school Virtual Academy application process for students in Grades 9-12. The application window was reopened for five days and promoted among high school students and their families.
CCPS received more than 280 new applications. Application status updates will be shared by email with all families on Sept. 10. Newly accepted students to Virtual Academy will begin classes on Sept. 20. Specific information about the program will be shared with new students and their families.
The Virtual Academy is supported by the Robert D. Stethem Educational Center. Classes are taught by CCPS teachers.
Charles County Public Schools provides 27,000 students in grades prekindergarten through 12 with an academically challenging education. Located in Southern Maryland, Charles County Public Schools has 37 schools that offer a technologically advanced, progressive and high quality education that builds character, equips for leadership and prepares students for life, careers and higher education.
The Charles County public school system does not discriminate based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age or disability in its programs, activities or employment practices. For inquiries, please contact Kathy Kiessling, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 Coordinator (students) or Nikial Majors, Title IX/ADA/Section 504 coordinator (employees/ adults), at Charles County Public Schools, Jesse L. Starkey Administration Building, P.O. Box 2770, La Plata, MD 20646; 301-932-6610/301-870-3814. For special accommodations call 301-934-7230 or TDD 1-800-735-2258 two weeks prior to the event. CCPS provides nondiscriminatory equal access to school facilities in accordance with its Use of Facilities rules to designated youth groups (including, but not limited to, the Boy Scouts).