Dear WCCC Families,
The Warren County Career Center has learned a lot about remote education over the last year and a half. These experiences will help refine and upgrade the digital elements of our in-seat programming moving forward.
The greatest need we realized while supporting remote learning is the social isolation that some remote students experienced. This isolation confirmed what we already know: in-person learning is where we do our best work meeting the academic and social/emotional needs of our students and staff. We have also learned that remote learning decreases academic engagement, rigor, and attendance, all of which support student achievement to the level in which we take great pride. In-person learning provides the culture where these essential elements grow and are vital to student success.
Recognizing the importance of including students and their families in this discussion, we sent a survey to the families of online students seeking feedback for remote learning plans for the 2021-2022 school year. After close consideration of parent survey data, examination of the social/emotional needs of students, and in order to provide the most effective learning environment, WCCC will return to full-time, in-seat programming for all academic classes for the 2021-2022 school year. We understand this shift may cause some families to face a difficult decision regarding their student’s education. If there are questions concerning this decision, please reach out to your school counselor at WCCC at (513) 932-5677 ext 5292.
As we move through the remainder of this school year into the summer, the district will continue to monitor circumstances around COVID-19 and will revisit, if needed, whether offering a remote academic option is appropriate. We are confident in the decision to have all WCCC students return to in-person learning for all academic classes in the Fall of 2021. Students currently enrolled in our full-time virtual academic programming will automatically be enrolled in in-seat academic classes for the 2021-22 school year. We look forward to and welcome the return to all in-person academic classes next school year!