Dexter Patch: Dexter schools to partner with Oakland Virtual Learning Academy
Dexter Community Schools approved an agreement to participate in an Oakland County online learning program for kindergarten through eighth-grade students, according to an article on Patch.com.
The Dexter Patch reported there was no cost to the district to partner with the Oakland Virtual Learning Academy, which provides an online-based curriculum for each grade level and step-by-step lesson plans.
Oakland County opened the program its neighbors, such as Washtenaw, Genesee, Lapeer and Wayne counties, Patch wrote, adding Chelsea School District also recently agreed to participate.
Dexter Superintendent Mary Marshall told Patch that joining the Virtual Learning Academy would allow the district to keep track of its homeschooling families and provide them assistance, if needed.
Washtenaw County does not have a virtual school for K-8 students. It offers W-A-Y Washtenaw, a partially online program, as an option for alternative high school students. Ann Arbor Technological High School also has classes students can take online in lieu of being in a classroom.
Read the complete report by the Dexter Patch here.