DALLAS - The Dallas Independent School District will open its first full-time hybrid learning school.
Classes for the Hybrid Future School will begin in the fall at the former Stephen J. Hay School in the Turtle Creek and Oak Lawn area. Students will attend classes in person twice a week and then learn remotely three times a week.
The hybrid model has been used to meet the demand for in-person instruction during the pandemic and Dallas ISD has found that some kids actually thrive with it. The district called it a more "flexible learning schedule" for some.
"This will be one of those models where you could choose to come into an innovative half-time virtual, half-time face-to-face school and then in there your students would be involved with teacher-led instruction in the studio time where they're creating and working on projects within smaller groups and in our creativity labs. It is a unique model that we're super excited about," said Angie Gaylord, the deputy chief for Dallas ISD's Office of Transformation and Innovation.
Applications are being accepted for fourth, fifth and sixth-grade students. Additional grade levels will be offered in the future.
The hybrid learning model is part of the district’s larger mission to provide a "best fit" school for every student.