Preston County Board of Education introduces virtual education program for home schooled students

Monongalia and Preston
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It’s time for a new school year and classes will be resuming for students in Preston County on August 21st. 

This year High school students in the county who don’t attend traditional schooling will be able to enroll in a virtual education program and graduate with a diploma from Preston High School. 

“This year, we have developed a policy that we are sharing with our home schooled parents, and in that policy, students would be able to enroll in our system, take their courses totally online, and then they would be available to participate in all of our extracurricular activities because they would be considered our students. We are covering the cost of that curriculum for a full time student,” said Steven Wotring, superintendent of Preston County Schools. 

A new sport has been added for middle school students. 

“New this year, we have middle school volleyball that we have added to our list of WVSSAC Eligible sports and so it will be the first year we added that,” said Wotring. 

High School students have one more AP class available to take this school year. 

“We made the AP honor roll for West Virginia last year, and we’re continuing, we’ve added one more AP , AP geography this year. So, we’re continuing to push that, and we’re continuing to push all of our honors and duel credit college classes,” said Steve Plum, principal of Preston High School. 

“It’s always exciting at the beginning of a school year to begin. Teachers are eager, kids are eager. We’re eager to get rolling again. It seems like once there’s such a build up and it’s so hectic getting ready for the start, but once you get everybody in, everything falls into place, and we are ready to be up and rolling,” said Wotring. 

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