•  It has been scientifically proven that children learn better in-person in a structured education environment while being taught by qualified teachers that are experts in their fields.   The Cleburne County School System believes that most students need to be present at school for the best learning to occur.  Therefore, the Virtual Learning Option is only available for students in grades 1 – 9 that have a true medically-diagnosed, life-endangering circumstance or other committee-approved justifiable case.   Students in grades 10 – 12 may apply for the Virtual Learning Option if they have a true medically-diagnosed, life-endangering circumstance, extreme personal hardship or other committee-approved justifiable case.  Students who FAILED while participating in the Virtual Learning Option for the 2020-21 school year WILL NOT be considered for the Virtual Learning Option for 2021-22 school year.

     

    Students in grades 1 – 5 will be using the platform called Schoology.  Students in grades 6 – 12 will be taking standard level classes through Edgenuity. Advanced/Honors classes for grades 9 and up can be taken through ACCESS; however, students that choose this Virtual Learning Option through the Cleburne County School System ARE NOT eligible for Valedictorian or Salutatorian when they graduate.  They may, however, be eligible for Honor Graduate if they satisfy all requirements.

      

    PROCESS FOR VIRTUAL LEARNING OPTION

    Students that are interested in the Virtual Learning Option may ONLY apply at the Cleburne County Board Office by contacting Tina Riddle at the Cleburne County Board of Education office (256) 463-5624.  Students may not apply for the Virtual Learning Option at any school campus. 

    The steps for applying for the Virtual Learning Option are:

    1. Guardians must turn in the Virtual Learning Option Application and ALL necessary medical documentation to Mrs. Riddle at the Cleburne County Board Office at 141 Davenport Drive, Heflin, AL.  The Virtual Learning Option Application may be downloaded from the Cleburne County Schools website or a copy may be picked up at the Cleburne County Board Office.  

    2. All documentation will be validated.

    3. After validation of documents, the Virtual Learning Committee will meet to discuss the case and decide if circumstances warrant the extreme need for virtual learning.

    4. Parents/Guardians will be notified of the Virtual Learning Committee’s decision.  Those students that qualify for the Virtual Learning Option will be given further instructions at the time of notification.

      NOTE:  UNTIL PARENTS ARE NOTIFIED WITH THE VIRTUAL LEARNING COMMITTEE'S DECISION, THE STUDENT WILL BE REGISTERED AS A TRADITIONAL STUDENT WHICH WILL AFFECT ATTENDANCE RECORDS.