The Triumphs and Defeats of Online High School

The students’ stance on the new learning options NVOT has to offer.

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Tala Areiqat

Student working during a hybrid school day.

In August, after ending the 2020 school year with a fully asynchronous schedule, NVOT gave its students the option to choose a hybrid model of learning or fully virtual one. Both of the new learning models include multiple days of two 90 minute synchronous blocks where students are either on Zoom full time or in-person on their specific days, and then one day a week of fully synchronous learning on Zoom. It’s been almost a full month since the school reopened, and The Lance is checking in with students to see how they are feeling about their choices of learning plans.