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District Removal of Virtual Option for Students

Bulloch County Schools Virtual Program may not be an appropriate instructional delivery model for all families. The following process is designed to allow for early identification of students who may not find success in the Virtual Program, so that they can return for face-to-face instruction and limit learning loss.

Virtual Program Probationary Status

Criteria for Probationary Status

Virtual program students will be evaluated for probationary purposes at the following three checkpoints of enrollment to determine if they are meeting required academic standards:  

  • Checkpoint #1 - week 5 (September 2)
  • Checkpoint #2 - week 11 (October 21)
  • Checkpoint #3 - week 16 (December 2)

Any students failing to meet either or both of the following criteria will be placed on probationary status:

  1. Grades K to 2:  Students must have completed at least 60 percent of required assignments and have made adequate progress toward successful mastery of grade level standards. Grades 3 to12: Students must have no more than two classes with a grade average of less than 60 percent.
  2. Students must have participated in all required in-person, proctored assessments.
Mandatory Meeting and Development of Academic Contract

Parents of students placed into probationary status will be required to attend a meeting with Virtual Program staff within one week of being placed on probationary status. The purpose of this meeting is to discuss possible return to face-to-face instruction or development of an academic contract to provide structures to help the student find success in the Virtual Program.  

Failure of the parent and student to attend this mandatory meeting will result in immediate withdrawal of the student from the Virtual Program.

Failure to Meet Terms of Academic Contract

Failure to meet the terms of the Academic Contract shall result in the removal of the Virtual Program option for the student.  5Students for whom the Virtual Program is removed as an option during the 2022-2023 school year shall not be eligible to re-apply for the Virtual Program in the current academic year and may not be eligible for the Virtual Program in future academic years. 

 

5Students with documented medical hardships should discuss other options for service with the Virtual Program Administrator.