DEARBORN, MI — A June 8 deadline has been set for Dearborn Public Schools students transferring to the district’s virtual K-12 school.
The virtual K-12 school will offer students an online-only education for the next school year and for the years to come as long as there is enough interest to maintain the school, the district said.
The district said that, barring any unforeseen changes, it plans to start the new school year in August with all of our students back to face-to-face learning for full days. Only students enrolled in Virtual K-12 would continue to have regular online instruction.
“For most students, face-to-face learning is the best option for the greatest student success,” Dearborn Superintendent Glenn Maleyko said. “But Dearborn Public Schools has long prided itself on providing a variety of options so students and families can create a unique learning plan to suit their child’s needs. The new Virtual K-12 School is another way we can do that.”
The online program will operate like a distinct school in the Dearborn Public family of schools and will not have its own building. Students from kindergarten through high school will be taught by Dearborn Public School teachers following the district’s curriculum, calendar and schedule. The program is open to any students who live in the Dearborn Public Schools district, officials said.
Students who transfer are committing to attending Virtual K-12 for the entire school year.
Parents interested in transferring their child into Virtual K-12 should visit the school’s website. A final informational Zoom meeting has been added for 6:30 p.m. on Thursday.
“Barring any unforeseen changes, we plan to reopen for the new school year on Aug. 30 with full time, face-to-face instruction for our students,” Maleyko said. “For parents who want their child to remain online, we encourage them to transfer to the new Dearborn Public Schools Virtual K-12 before the June 8 deadline. Because of staffing, we cannot promise to admit those who ask to transfer after the deadline.”