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Guilford County Schools extends deadline for virtual academies
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Guilford County Schools extends deadline for virtual academies


GREENSBORO — Students now have until 5 p.m. Sept. 25 to sign up for Guilford County Schools' virtual academies. 

The deadline had been today. 

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In a news release, the district said the move would allow families the option to register after the Sept. 24 school board meeting. The Board of Education is expected to vote at that meeting on Superintendent Sharon Contreras' proposals for criteria for reopening schools as well as a phased reentry plan for doing so. 

Students may register for the Guilford eLearning Virtual Academy (K-5) and Guilford eLearning University Prep (6-8) at

In response to a question, a schools spokesman said the district has been accumulating experience on how to handle students transferring in or out of the virtual academies, and getting better at it. Even if there is a significant shift in enrollment on the final day, they aren't expecting as big of a challenge with getting students quickly matched with teachers as they saw at the beginning of the school year, he said. 

He said they expected to ask principals to contact families rapidly upon enrollment to help smooth the process. There were 7,182 students enrolled in the academies as of last week. 

Contact Jessie Pounds at 336-373-7002 and follow @JessiePounds on Twitter.​

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