The number of newly enrolled students is still down from fall 2019, but it’s bounced back from the low in 2020. The Montrose Daily Press previously reported that homeschooling could be one of the reasons for the drop in 2020, but students switching from homeschooling only accounted for a fourth of the new students, with most coming from out of state or from other public schools in Colorado, and some from private schools in the area.
Check out Anna Lynn Winfrey’s breakdown of the data for more context.
Do you think this upward trend will continue? Do you think some alternative schooling methods like homeschooling will be more prevalent post-pandemic?