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Participation skyrockets after school offers evening classes for students in Halifax County :: WRAL.com

March 3, 2021. Summarized by summa-bot.

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Halifax County joined several others school systems in announcing a return to in-person learning in a vote Monday night. While parents can still choose online classes, one charter school in the county offers a twist on the traditional virtual learning schedule. KIPP in Halifax County is offering remote learning hours into the evening.

Halifax County joined several others school systems in announcing a return to in-person learning in a vote Monday night.

While parents can still choose online classes, one charter school in the county is offering a twist on the traditional virtual learning schedule, allowing parents and students the option for evening classes.

KIPP in Halifax County hopes these additional hours will allow easier access to classes.

"We noticed that many of our students had difficulty accessing the traditional times that we would go to school due to their families work hours," said Joseph Lofstedt, the principal at KIPP Halifax Primary School.

The school started offering later class hours at the beginning of this school year.

Participation rates have skyrocketed ever since the school started offering parents the flexibility of enrolling their children in late afternoon or evening hours instead of morning hours.

Ryan Daniels enrolled her 9-year-old daughter Ryleigh into late afternoon classes at Halifax Primary School.

So she had perfect attendance and been to school on time every day so far this school year. "

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