Orange County Virtual School extends enrollment period ahead of new school year

Orange County Public Schools begins the new school year on Aug. 10

OCPS continues to host COVID-19 vaccine events.
OCPS continues to host COVID-19 vaccine events. (pixabay.com)

ORANGE COUNTY, Fla.Orange County Public Schools announced Thursday it is extending the enrollment period into August for Orange County Virtual School.

The new deadline to enroll a child in OCVS is Friday, Aug. 6. The original deadline was Friday, July 30.

The new school year is set to begin on Aug. 10 in Orange County.

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According to district officials, Orange County is only offering two learning options for the upcoming school year; traditional in-person face-to-face and OCVS.

The district did not offer a reason for the extension.

To find the Orange County Public Schools academic year calendar, click here.

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