Becoming College, Career, and Life Ready

Working together for re-entry

Hoke County Schools will operate in the Fall of 2020 using Plan B, which has two options:

Option 1: Hybrid learning (two days of face-to-face instruction with three days of remote learning)

Option 2: HCS Online (100% remote online learning)


Face-to-face classes began Wednesday at SandHoke Early College High School, the first public school in the central North Carolina area to start in-classroom learning.

The first day of class was scheduled to be Monday, but Hurricane Isaias postponed those plans.

The school day at SandHoke Early College begins with temperature checks, and masks are required throughout the school day.

Students head to class in one-way hallways marked with stickers to remind them to maintain their distance. Inside each classroom is a hand sanitizer station with desks spaced six feet apart. These are all big changes for sophomore student Hayden Logan who says it makes her feel safe.

"At first, I was nervous due to the circumstances that we're going through. Now that we got here, it's all good and I'm excited," Logan said.


Plan Overview

Virtual Tour

HCS plans re-opening using Plan B


  • At all grade levels, students will be divided into different groups attending alternating days on-site and off-site. Remote Learning for all students on Fridays.

      • Group A comes to school on M/W with remote learning on T/TH/F.

      • Group B comes to school on T/TH with remote learning on M/W/F.

  • All students will have synchronous (live) instruction for remote learning on Fridays.

  • 50% of each school’s student population will be on campus and on buses.

  • All students will have two days per week of face-to-face interactions with teachers and other educational staff.

  • Families will be grouped together on the same days.

  • Health protocols will include wearing face coverings, symptom screening and daily temperature checks.

  • Enhanced cleaning protocols will be in place.

  • There will be limited entry points into buildings.

  • No visitors will be allowed beyond the front office.

  • All staff will work on-site every day.

  • Open House will be virtual.

Registration forms for HCS Online - Hoke County Schools' 100% Remote Learning option - will be available online from July 15 until 6:00 pm on July 27, 2020.

Please note – submitting a HCS Online Registration Form confirms that the child will not attend in-person classes for Fall Semester 2020.

Families can expect to receive additional information by August 3 regarding a mandatory parent orientation.

HCS Online - 100% remote learning


  • Opportunity for K-12 to opt out of Plan B to a fully online learning experience.

  • Each student will be assigned a schedule of classes appropriate to their grade level and course credit needs.

  • Consists of both live and pre-recorded sessions and independent work (to be submitted through Seesaw or Canvas).

  • All instruction will be provided by assigned teacher(s) from the child’s school.

  • This is a full-time online, semester long option following the district calendar.

  • Parents will be required to attend a parent orientation session.

  • Students are required to attend and be an active participant at regularly scheduled synchronous (live) direct instruction sessions online.

  • Students enrolled in this option may not have access to all classes, particularly specials/elective classes, that may otherwise be offered at a traditional school.

  • Students who enroll in HCS Online will receive a district-issued device and can apply for a Wifi hotspot, if needed.

  • The student’s parent/guardian will be expected to complete a technology agreement in order to receive one or both of these devices.