COLORADO SPRINGS — School District 11 in Colorado Springs will begin the school year on August 24 with a hybrid learning model, according to a statement posted on the district's website.
The district will also issue devices to all students for remote learning access:
- PreK-2nd grade students – iPads
- 3rd - 8th grade students – Chromebooks
- 9th - 12th grade students – Dell Laptops
The model will target students with the greatest academic need for in-person support, while the rest of the district's students will use the Inspire Online remote learning platform.
All students will be automatically enrolled in the online platform for the first quarter.
That will continue through October 15, the end of the first quarter. At that time the district will review health data and district readiness to determine if they will invite all students back for in-person learning beginning in the second quarter.
Those who choose to continue online learning will remain in the Inspire Online option. Families that have already chosen the online option and do not expect to change will not need to take further action.
Some hybrid options will be built into schedules at the school level for students who need in-person services that are not feasible in all-remote learning.
Full details of the plan are available on the D11 website.