• Back to School. Options, Answers and Expectations for School in the Pandemic.

High School Enrollment Options

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    • Beginning with Hybrid before Sept. 14 
    • Bridging to Five Days a Week beginning Sept. 14
    • Now Adding Duval HomeRoom for Two At-Home Options

     

    From Aug. 20 to Sept. 14 high school students will begin with three options. One option includes learning at school on a hybrid schedule. Hybrid means high school students are at school two days each week and learning through distance learning on the other days. Following Labor Day, students who choose the in-school hybrid options are expected to move to in-school learning five days each week. 

     

     

    Option One - In-School (Begin on hybrid starting Aug. 20 and phase in to 5-day-a week starting Sept. 14)

    To maximize the opportunity for social distancing and minimize the spread of COVID-19, high school students will attend their regular school on some days during the week and the remainder of their instruction will occur online through Duval HomeRoom from Aug. 20 to Sept. 11.  Students will have their same teachers and follow the same school schedule on days they are learning from home. This is the default option. If this is your family's choice, no other registration process is required. 

    Which days will you attend your school? 
    Students will be in a cohort based on grade level, academic course work, or specialized program.  Each cohort will be assigned to attend face-to-face two days per week, with the other three days on distance learning. After Labor Day, this option will shift to a five day a week, in-school model.

    High school students choosing option one will transition to being in school five-days-a-week on Sept. 14. 

     

    Option Two: Learn from home in Duval HomeRoom

    This is the same distance learning option that all students used when COVID-19 forced remote, home-based learning in March.  Students remain enrolled in their school and have teachers who are on staff at their school. This year, Duval HomeRoom students will participate in live lessons following their school's normal daily class schedule. Students will need to log into class online during their normal class time. 

    Because all specialized programs and electives cannot be delivered both in-school and through distance learning, elective choices for high school students may be limited in the Duval HomeRoom option.

    Registration for Duval HomeRoom will run July 14-31. The registration form will be available in FOCUS. To register, you will need a parent FOCUS account linked to your children. If you do not have a parent account, you can establish your account and link your children by clicking here. Students choosing this option can also choose to return to their regular school at the end of each grading period or earlier under extenuating circumstances.

    Did you already enroll in Duval Virtual and now you want to switch to Duval HomeRoom? That is not a problem. Just register for Duval HomeRoom in FOCUS prior to July 31. 

     

    Option Three: Learn from home in the Duval Virtual Instruction Academy

    High school students can also enroll in the Duval Virtual Instruction Academy (DVIA). DVIA is a fully online virtual school the district has operated for 10 years. Students can choose to enroll in DVIA as their regular, full-time school. Students who choose DVIA have to withdraw from their regular school and switch their enrollment to DVIA.  Information about DVIA and enrollment can be found here.

    DVIA is an option for students who intend to participate in online instruction for the entire year. An option to return to the assigned school for face-to-face instruction at the end of each grading period will not be provided for students selecting DVIA.