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Summer school is virtual for many GHS students

The summer school session underway at Gloucester High School has 86 students enrolled, but more than half of them are not showing up at the GHS campus. Instead, 49 students have opted to attend remotely, completing their lessons at home via the internet and a connection to their online Apex Learning course curricula.

Wendy Wyatt, a former GHS Spanish teacher who is now serving as the coordinator of online learning for Gloucester Public Schools, is overseeing the summer session. Wyatt has administrative certification, and previously headed a pilot online offering for GHS students who needed additional courses for credit recovery.

Wyatt said 70 percent of the students in the pilot offering were successful with their online learning. "Our SOL scores were good, too. A lot of them really gravitated to the self-pace," she said. Of those who were not successful, she added, "some students would rather have had the structure."

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