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Address: 248 Front Ave SW | New Philadelphia, OH 44663
Phone: 330-364-0600
Fax: 330-364-9310
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There are many uncertainties for the 2020-21 school year and the New Philadelphia City Schools are preparing for all potential scenarios.  While their hope is to return to in-person instruction, there is also an understanding that some families will be uncomfortable sending their children, despite social distancing and other precautions, back to school buildings.  Therefore, the New Philadelphia City Schools are announcing their opening of a fully virtual option for the 2020-21 school year.

We have heard from families that they are uncomfortable sending their children to school, regardless of the precautions and changes enacted due to the COVID crisis.  Therefore, in efforts to meet our mission and the needs of our students we are launching the New Philadelphia Virtual Academy as a program option for students K-12. 

The New Philadelphia Virtual Academy will be taught by New Philadelphia teachers and values.  The students will be able to stay more connected to their Quaker family, just from a different location.  This will look much different than the remote learning experience students and families used this past Spring.  The District will be utilizing its strong relationship and over 15 years of experience sponsoring QDA in building the New Philadelphia Virtual Academy.

Enrollment into the New Philadelphia Virtual Academy will begin August 3, 2020.  There is no cap to the number of students who can enroll in the NP Virtual Academy.  Families will be asked to make a nine-week commitment to the virtual program, but can seamlessly return to New Philadelphia CSD’s traditional in-person programs.


FAQs

When will I learn more about this option?
The District will hold informational meetings for families throughout the week of July 20th.  More details and specifics on these meetings will be announced at a later date.  

How much time will my student spend doing school work during the day/year?
Students may work on their assignments and learning tasks at any time of the day or week.  This allows students to work at their own pace while having access to high-quality curriculum and New Philadelphia City School District’s teachers.  

Students are expected to work 5 to 5.5 hours per school day. Students may work up to ten hours per day to "get ahead" or to "catch up" if they choose. At the end of the school year, students must have 920 hours of attendance (or 230 hours per quarter).

Will the return to school plan be given to families before they have to make a decision on the NP Virtual Academy option or the in-person option?
Yes, our goal is a public release two weeks prior to when families need to make a choice. We plan to get all of the details and information to our families in July. 

When do I need to enroll/select this option?
Families can enroll or select the 100% online option beginning the Week of August 3rd.  We are asking families to make their decision by August 10th, so we can properly prepare and staff the New Philadelphia Virtual Academy.  Classes begin August 31st.

Can I change my mind throughout the school year?
Yes, the NPCSD has designed theses options to help students seamlessly transition to and from traditional school and eSchooling.  We understand that situations may change for families as the year progresses, therefore, enrollment in this option is flexible.  For educational and planning purposes we are asking for families to make transitions at the nine-week marks.
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