Columbus Metropolis Faculties to maneuver extra courses to hybrid studying Monday

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COLUMBUS (WCMH) – For the first time in a full year, Columbus City Schools will welcome more students back into the classroom.

Monday is the first day of personal study for some students in grades 6, 11 and 12 in the capital.

“A year ago I said, ‘Oh, yeah. Three weeks of extra spring break, ”said Jaylon Jackson, senior at Centennial High School. “Now I ask myself, ‘When can we get back to normal?'”

Columbus City Schools are reopening for hybrid classes

The district, parents and students have prepared for this moment.

Centennial students said they were excited and couldn’t believe it was a year since they studied in a classroom.

The Columbus City Schools are switching to their blended learning model in groups. Sixth graders, juniors, and seniors in Cohort A go back on Monday. The students of cohort B return on Thursday.

The blended learning model provides that students study two days a week in person and three days a week remotely.

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Students said they got used to studying at home but were ready to be back in the classroom.

“No socialization and it’s just a lot easier to be in school and have people to work with, ask teachers’ questions and not email them,” said Rachael Schutte, Junior at Centennial. “It’s just gonna be easier to learn, you know?”

“Yeah, I’m excited, but like I said, there are challenges too, but overall, I’m excited to see how it goes,” said Jackson.

Students will return in stages:

  • March 15 – Cohort A Students in grades 6, 11 and 12 will switch to blended learning
  • March 18 – Cohort B students in grades 6, 11 and 12
  • March 22 – Cohort A students in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10 transition
  • March 25 – Cohort B students in grades 7, 8, 9 and 10

According to Dr. Talisa Dixon, Superintendent / CEO of CCS, the district is using the funds of the CARES Act to work with COTA Students in grades 9 to 12 receive ID cards for access to transit services.