This upcoming fall school year, parents will be able to decide if their child should return to in-person learning. Ann Arbor Public Schools (AAPS) has announced its virtual school plan for the 2021-22 school year. AAPS is offering synchronous live and asynchronous independent virtual learning for students from Kindergarten through grade 5.
AAPS residents and those who want AAPS as a School of Choice will be able to enroll until June 30 at 5pm. Those who are using AAPS as a school of choice need to apply soon because, by law, they will not be accepting late applications.
AAPS Virtual School Plan
The virtual school plans are for families who aren’t quite comfortable with returning to in-person learning just yet. Since most children under the age of 12 are not yet vaccinated, parents who are reluctant to let their children return are able to select this option of schooling.
Additionally, some families found advantages to remote learning. Some children learn more easily from home rather than in a school setting. This option gives children who may not benefit from in-person learning a chance to continue their education without distraction.
The virtual school plan has two options for students: synchronous learning and asynchronous learning. Asynchronous learning through A2 Virtual Elementary Learning allows students and families to learn on their own time and to work at their own pace. Once the fall starts, the schools will also be offering A2 Live Online for synchronous learning. This option works for families who want their children to learn in real-time with their peers in the classroom.
For more information or to enroll your children up for virtual learning, check out the A2 Elementary Virtual + Village. If you’re still unsure if this is the right fit for you or your child, you can take the Online Readiness Survey to see. Just remember you have until 5pm on June 30 to enroll your child.