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Dallas ISD is launching a fully virtual option for students in grades 3-9 next year.

The program, named iLearn Virtual School, will be self-paced, the district reported. It is described as “an innovative, flexible learning environment in which self-paced remote instruction and assignments are available anytime.”

Monica Morris has been chosen to lead the school as principal. She has been with DISD for 17 years, including as a math teacher at W.W. Samuell High School and then an assistant principal and associate principal at Woodrow Wilson High School and the Townview Magnet Center. She was also a part of the school leadership team as a network coordinator for the Magnet cluster, Transformation and Innovation cluster and the Single-Gender and Transformation cluster.

“I am humbled and honored to be named the principal of iLearn Virtual School,” Morris told The Hub. “I have learned from many great principals and leaders along the way and am looking forward to using that knowledge to lead iLearn Virtual School in a way that is as exciting and innovative as the world around us.”

The students will have access to a range of virtual courses taught by fully credentialed teachers.

Fifty seats are available for each grade. And in the future, the district hopes to expand offerings to students in kindergarten, first, second, 10th, 11th and 12th grades.

Interested families can apply to the iLearn Virtual School online. Applications must be submitted by Jan. 31.

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