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Foothills will remain virtual for the rest of the current school year

Posted at 6:06 PM, Apr 30, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-30 20:06:49-04

GREAT FALLS — Foothills Community Christian school in Great Falls will continue the rest of the academic year online, and wrap-up the school year on May 22nd.

Head of School David Culpepper says they've been able to provide a nearly full curriculum with electives for the private Pre-K through 12th grade school.

Foothills has also maintained their regular grading system and did not switch to the pass/fail system like the Great Falls Public Schools district.

Culpepper said they felt it was important, especially for their seniors, to set them up as best as they can for college. He added all students have access to the internet and technology needed to use remote learning.

Foothills will still hold an in-person graduation ceremony. “We have five graduates, so we believe with five graduates and the size of the sanctuary, we should be able to get the social distancing we need, said David Culpepper, Foothills Community Christian Head of School.

Graduation will be held on Friday, May 22nd at 6 p.m. at Central Assembly of God church. Culpepper said they're still figuring out if there will be restrictions on how many people can attend the ceremony.

Great Falls Central Catholic High School announced several days ago that it will continue remote learning for the remainder of this school year and conduct a "modified" graduation ceremony on May 31st, as planned. Details for that ceremony will come out in the next few weeks.

The Great Falls Public Schools District had originally planned to announce on Monday (May 4) whether classes will resume on campus, or remain virtual/online for the remainder of the school year. However, the Board of Trustees announced a special meeting will be held at noon on Friday, May 1st, and we expect that they will make an announcement shortly after.