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Toledo Public Schools offering virtual option for 2021-22 school year

Students who were in the virtual academy last year must re-enroll. However, if you would like to return to your home school you do not need to do anything further.

TOLEDO, Ohio — Toledo Public Schools will offer an online learning option for students for the 2021-22 school year.

It's made possible through a new state bill, allowing public schools to operate online schools.

"Obviously COVID changed education in a lot of ways and a lot of our parents really found their students thriving in an online educational environment. So TPS is taking the step to offer an actual online academy for the school year," Transformational Leader of Process and Information at TPS, Chad Henderly, said.

Registration opened Tuesday and is open through Aug. 3 for students wishing to enroll in the Virtual Academy. All students in grades 1-12 who choose this option will be provided a Chromebook and internet service if necessary.

Henderly says the Virtual Academy adds one more option for families, although anyone interested in the academy will have to apply.

"Even though students who were enrolled in Virtual Academy last year, they'll need to re-enroll. Students that are returning to their home school, without desire to go to virtual academy, don't need to do anything because they're back at their home school," he said.

The Virtual Academy will operate differently than last year. Students who attended last year's Virtual Academy MUST fill out an application to be considered for the 2021-2022 Virtual Academy; those students who attended the academy last year and wish to return to their home school can do so without filling out additional paperwork.

To register for 2021-22, follow this link here.

Call 419-671-5100 with questions or email virtual-academy@tps.org.

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