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More than half of all Enloe High School students enrolled in Virtual Academy

Posted August 1, 2020 1:35 p.m. EDT
Updated August 1, 2020 3:11 p.m. EDT

Enloe High School

— More than half of all students at Enloe Magnet High School are enrolled in Wake County's Virtual Academy for the upcoming school year.

A total of 64% of Enloe students -- or 1,555 students -- will be learning online for the rest of the year, according to a Twitter post from the school.

The Virtual Academy can provide core classes online for students as an option for those at higher risk for coronavirus infection or for students whose parents don't feel comfortable sending them back to school during the pandemic. Students in the Virtual Academy won't have to come back into the classroom or adhere to the district's plans for reopening.

Wake County had its second round of applications go live this week.

In the first application period, about 49% of the school district's enrollment applied to the Virtual Academy, or about 79,000 students.

Wake County Public Schools said they will release numbers on how many students in the district total applied to the academy on Tuesday.

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