On July 28 at 5:30 p.m., the Alachua County School Board had a Special Board Meeting & Public Hearing to discuss an ‘optional innovative reopening plan.’ This plan includes the online learning option called Alachua Digital Academy. This week, the Florida Department of Education (FDOE) approved the Digital Academy for Alachua County.
The Alachua Digital Academy was given as one of three education options for students in the fall. During the meeting on July 28, the board approved the plan for the academy and sent in the proposal to be approved by the FDOE. The FDOE has now approved the Digital Academy to be used starting this fall.
“Through the [Alachua Digital] Academy, students will receive live lessons provided by teachers from their school of enrollment. The model would allow them to interact with their classmates online, and their daily schedule would mirror the regular school schedule,” according to an ACPS press release. “Students would be provided with devices if they don’t have them, and the district will work with families to obtain Internet access. Digital Academy students would also have access to free meals and other programs and services.”
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