Hybrid Education Model Debated By Cherokee School Board

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA — Cherokee County School Board members recently heard updates on school operations for the in-person learning, digital learning and hybrid models.

Chief Academic Officer Nicole Holmes spoke about improvements made to the digital learning model and continuing adjustments.

Eight teachers focused on providing live direct instruction to digital learning middle school students now are conducting these new sessions, which Holmes has observed, and reported as successfully engaging students through interactive lessons. She noted that participation totals have been disappointing, given that this service was provided in response to parent requests for more interaction, but she is hopeful it will increase.

She also shared with the school board very welcome news about the high school digital learning program – the NCAA has extended approval of the Apex program for its crediting purposes. The school district had requested this approval so that participation in Apex classes would not negatively

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