Port Huron, MI — No one really knows what school will look like in the fall, but Port Huron Schools is already giving families the option to sign up for a Virtual Program. The program is available for students in kindergarten through 12th grade and takes the place of in-person classes.
Students sign up by the semester, with middle and high school students eligible to sign up for a hybrid program. Students involved in the free virtual school will get a district-issued Chromebook.
Students who choose the virtual option are still able to participate in school sports and extracurricular activities and will have access to special education accommodations and services like social work and counseling.
The district will provide certified teachers for all of the online classes and expects younger students to put in about four hours of work and older students to work around six hours per day.
In person classes are planned for all Michigan public schools for fall, with further directives from Governor Gretchen Whitmer coming next week.
Parents can go to PHSVirtual@phasd.us for further details about the Virtual Program.
Reporting for WGRT – Jennie McClelland