In preparation for the 2021-2022 school year, Mesquite ISD planned to offer CORE Academy, a fully virtual school option, if there were sufficient interest and qualifying students. Based on the feedback received from our interest survey, Mesquite ISD has determined it is not possible to offer CORE Academy as planned. Overall, the number of students interested in and eligible for the CORE Academy was lower than expected—about 1% of students districtwide. From a staffing perspective, it is simply not feasible to allocate the number of teachers necessary to teach multiple grade levels and subjects for such a small number of students.
At this time, Mesquite ISD will plan for all students to attend school face to face for the 2021-2022 school year.