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Pinellas County Schools families choose learning options for the fall

July 30, 2020

ReOpening Schools

Pinellas County Schools families were asked to choose one of three high-quality learning options for Fall 2020: Traditional in-person learning, the MyPCS Online innovative digital learning solution or Pinellas Virtual School. The school district is preparing for the reopening of schools based on the following approximate enrollment selections.

  • Traditional In-Person – 62,372 students (63.15%)
  • MyPCS Online – 33,238 students (33.65%) 
  • Pinellas Virtual School – 3,151 students (3.2%)

The Traditional option includes those who used the Student Reservation System to sign up for the Traditional option (24,457), as well as those who selected this option as the default option (37,915). The district proactively shared in all communications that, if a family did not log into the Student Reservation System to make a selection, their student would be enrolled in the Traditional option. This was done to simplify the process and reduce the number of parents having to log into the system.

Schools are continuing to reach out to families who may have had difficulty making a selection as well as those who have changed their choice. Any family still needing to select an option should contact their school directly. Also, new registrants can still select a learning option.

While percentages may change slightly as this outreach is completed, a dramatic shift is not expected. The district is preparing master schedules based on these ratios.

For more information about the reopening of Pinellas County Schools, please visit