Livingston Parish schools to launch virtual program as alternative to traditional home schooling, other learning formats

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BATON ROUGE, La. (BRPROUD) – Livingston Parish Public Schools plans to launch a full-time virtual school in the fall for students in grades 6 through 12 who can handle rigorous online instruction or who may prefer it over other learning formats.

The new program, which is not a response to the COVID-19 pandemic that forced classes online in March, can be used as an alternative to traditional home school, charter and private instruction formats, according to an LPPS news release.

“Our district has been researching an effective virtual school option for our students for over three years, and we believe the format we plan to offer this fall will give them the best structure for success,” Assistant Superintendent Jody Purvis said. “Livingston Virtual will provide students with a rigorous, independent format that is reinforced through face-to-face instructional support and access to social interactions, including extracurricular activities at their in-district campuses and unique community activities.”

Applications for Livingston Virtual open Tuesday. Click here to apply.

Parents can ask questions about the program by emailing livingstonvirtual@lpsb.org or by calling (225) 686-4333

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