Frisco ISD Virtual Academy for kids should get a fair chance as on campus !

Frisco ISD Virtual Academy for kids should get a fair chance as on campus !

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Shreekanth Nimmala Devang started this petition to Superintendent of Frisco ISD and

Frisco Independent School District, TX has offered virtual academy along with face-to-face (on campus) learning for the upcoming school year.  While this is a great option for the students to take classes virtually from their homes, the ISD does not offer several courses and electives virtual. This does not give a fair opportunity for the virtual learners.
 
Electives such as ISM or Choir are not offered virtually. A child who has been practicing choir from an early age with the goal of participating in Choir will be unable to do so, if they choose virtual academy. They also lose the opportunity to take part in All Region and All State auditions. 
 
The choir program had challenges with instructor changes but was offered via Zoom during the spring semester. Even though the quality of virtual instruction might be less than the regular mode, it will still give the kids to be part of the program that would open up more opportunities for them such as endorsements and auditions.

Likewise, Independent Study and Mentorship (ISM) is an application based elective with rigorous interview process for High schoolers entering the program. This is not provided virtual causing student to drop out of this course which they worked hard to get in. 

Several parents may be concerned about sending their child to school during the pandemic. I am one of them. However I certainly would like my child to have the same opportunity to pursue what she has been aiming for, so long.
 
The prospect of not offering the preferred electives through virtual academy, forces kids to physically attend the school putting themselves and parents at risk of contracting the virus.
 
This petition is to urge the Frisco ISD to consider opening up more elective courses like ISM, Choir for virtual learning so that our children can continue the learning regardless of their chosen instruction method.
 
Listing is available at https://www.friscoisd.org/departments/covid-19/virtual-instruction/2020-21-course-offerings

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