Alvin ISD accepting virtual academy applications Sept. 2-8

Alvin ISD will offer remote learning for kindergarten through sixth grade. (Courtesy Canva)
Alvin ISD will offer remote learning for kindergarten through sixth grade. (Courtesy Canva)

Alvin ISD will offer remote learning for kindergarten through sixth grade. (Courtesy Canva)

Alvin ISD will begin accepting applications Sept. 2 for young learners to attend classes remotely in 2021-22.

The district will open Virtual Academy application Sept. 2 through noon Sept. 8, according to social media posts from Sept. 1. Kindergarten through sixth grade students—or those age 11 and younger—can enroll in the academy. It is meant to serve as a COVID-19 response; children in this age group are not yet eligible for a coronavirus vaccine, per AISD posts.

The academy is set to run through Dec. 17, according to AISD's posts.



As of the evening of Sept. 1, AISD has a total 335 active COVID-19 cases out of the approximately 30,300 students and staff on campuses. The district is tailoring its case count notification processes to better serve the community, according to recent posts on AISD's website.


Masks are strongly recommended at AISD, and students and staff are asked to maintain social distancing whenever possible. Click here to read more about how the district is responding to COVID-19 in 2021-22.
By Colleen Ferguson

Reporter, Bay Area

A native central New Yorker, Colleen worked as an editorial intern with the Cy-Fair and Lake Houston | Humble | Kingwood editions of Community Impact Newspaper before joining the Bay Area team in 2020. She covers public education, higher education, business and development news in southeast Houston. Colleen graduated in 2019 from Syracuse University and the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, where she worked for the university's independent student newspaper The Daily Orange. Her degrees are in journalism and Spanish language and culture. When not chasing a story, Colleen can be found petting cats and dogs, listening to podcasts, swimming or watching true crime documentaries.