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OPTION 3: Hybrid Learning

Hybrid Learning combination learning option for grades 7-12 where most core classes take place online. Some fine arts, athletics, electives & other classes requiring on-campus learning (like labs or welding) take place at campus.



Hybrid Overview


  • Option for grades 7 -12.
  • Available for some courses where students may choose to participate in person, while attending other courses online. 
  • Daily attendance is taken. 
  •  These are courses with specialized activities and lessons: Courses such as athletics, fine arts, and some core courses will provide optional opportunities for students to attend class face-to-face for specific lessons, activities, or special events. 


Hybrid Protocols

  • On-campus attendance for hybrid classes will begin August 24th. 
  • Teachers will provide times when students should plan to attend face-to-face classes in the Hybrid model.
  • Additional expectations include: 
  • Wear ID when on campus 
  • Enter the designated door communicated by the campus.  
  • Arrive no more than 10 minutes before their class begins.
  • Leave the campus immediately after their assigned class is finished.
  • Follow the Student Code of Conduct and all campus rules/procedures while on campus.
  • Transportation to and from the Hybrid course(s) is the responsibility of the parent/guardian/student.  (Bus available only for arrival if class is the first period of the day and for dismissal if the last period of the day)
  • Students who are in on-campus class 1st period may eat on-campus breakfast.
  • Students who are in on-campus class immediately before or after lunches are allowed to eat on-campus lunch.


Career Technology Education


Hybrid Career and Technical Education (CTE) Courses

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) has determined all Career and Technical Education courses can be provided through remote instruction or a combination of remote and on-campus instruction.  


The courses included on the list require specialized equipment, direct supervision of hands-on activities, and/or specific materials and technology.  Bryan ISD is committed to working with students to find the best opportunities to satisfy the requirements for TEKS and certification criteria. 

  • If students are unable to attend the required face-to-face instruction, they will be enrolled in Project-Based Research in place of the face-to-face course. Project-Based Research is a 1-credit CTE course. The student will receive online content related to their original face-to-face course. 
  • If a student returns to face-to-face instruction, they will attend their original face-to-face CTE course and receive direct instruction, but will remain enrolled in the Project-Based Research course during that class period. 
  • If the face-to-face CTE course is scheduled for more than a single class period, the student will be enrolled in and receive a lab aid (local credit) for the additional class period and remain in the class for the two hour block.


The following CTE Courses will require a portion of the instruction to be face-to-face: 

Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies

Agricultural Equipment Design and Fabrication

Advanced Floral Design

Automotive Technology I: Maintenance and Light Repair

Automotive Technology II: Automotive Service

Barbering I

Barbering II

Construction Technology I

Construction Technology II

Commercial Photography I 

Commercial Photography II with lab 

Cosmetology I/Cosmetology I Lab

Cosmetology II/Cosmetology II Lab

Culinary Arts

Graphic Design and Illustration I

Graphic Design and Illustration II/Lab

Health Science Theory/Health Science Clinical

Practicum in Health Science

Practicum in AFNR 

Practicum in STEM

Practicum in Manufacturing

Practicum in Culinary Arts

Practicum in Graphic Design and Illustration

Practicum in Commercial Photography

Robotics I (Middle School and High School)

Robotics II

Introduction to Welding

Welding I

Welding II




All High School sports will be available on campus and in the hybrid model.


  • Student athletes who choose to learn at-home may be a member of an athletic team.  However, athletes must participate in before/after school practices and games/events if possible. Missing practice during the competitive season will most likely impact playing time.  Online workouts will be available if students cannot attend athletics in person
  • Student athletes who choose the at-home model must plan to participate in the athletic period, before/after school practices as deemed necessary by the coach.
  • Before coming to school, athletes should perform a self screen. If they have any symptoms, they should stay home and contact their coach.
  • Hybrid athletes may not arrive more than 10 minutes before the start of class except for certain circumstances such as a scheduled meeting, treatment, etc.
  • Off-season hybrid athletes will not enter the school building. They will enter the field/gym using the designated entrance. Specific directions will be provided by the coach.
  • Athletes will wait in the designated area until the coach is able to perform a health screening and allows them to enter.
  • Hybrid off-season athletes will not be allowed in the locker room before or after class. Athletes should arrive dressed and ready for participation. After the athletic period, athletes will return home to shower and change.
  • Hybrid athletes must leave school within 10 minutes of the class ending except for certain circumstances such as a scheduled meeting, treatment, etc.
  • Transportation must be provided by the student


Athletics: High School only



Cross Country







Swimming and Diving

Team Tennis






Middle School sports will NOT be available in the hybrid model. At-home athletes will be allowed to participate before or after school during regularly scheduled practices and games/events.

Fine Arts


All High School Fine Arts courses will be available for students to participate in the hybrid model except for Art 1 at Bryan and Rudder High Schools. Art 1 is only eligible for On-Campus or At-Home only. 

  • Students enrolled in multiple fine arts courses must attend their primary ensemble class in order to participate in their secondary ensemble. A student enrolled in mariachi, jazz band, Vocal Legacy, or Vox Cor must also attend their primary orchestra, choir, or band class.


Middle School Fine Arts courses available for the hybrid model are Band (Wind Ensemble only), Orchestra (Chamber Orchestra only), and Varsity Boys and Girls Choirs only. 


Classroom and rehearsal safety protocols for fine arts instruction will be followed based on guidance from TEA, UIL, local health department, and district guidelines. 

  • Protocols vary for different activities, but at a minimum the following procedures will be followed; social distancing (distance requirements vary according to activity), masks (when appropriate), and disinfecting equipment after use. These protocols are subject to change as new information becomes available.


UIL and non-UIL Fine Arts extracurricular activities

  • Students participating in UIL competitions or non-UIL Fine Arts extracurricular activities will still be eligible to participate regardless if they choose face to face, online, or the hybrid model for instruction provided they meet all eligibility requirements as prescribed by the UIL and TEA.
  • Students must understand that the level participation at a live performance or competition will be determined by the director. Students that choose the hybrid model for instruction will follow campus procedures and be required to provide their own transportation to and from school.


Advanced Academics

Advanced Academics (These courses will have optional opportunities for on-campus hybrid learning experiences)

AP Biology

AP Chemistry

AP Physics

AP Capstone

IB Biology

IB Chemistry

IB Physics

IB Theory of Knowledge

IB Film

IB Theater

IB Music


IB English


Blinn College dual credit courses offered through Bryan ISD may qualify for hybrid model attendance. More information will be forthcoming regarding which Blinn College courses will be on campus, online, or hybrid. 

Please Note:

Information in this document is subject to change based on the fluid nature of community health concerns and new information provided by the Texas Education Agency & other governing entities.

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Can secondary students who select At-Home or Hybrid Learning still participate in athletics, fine arts, and extracurricular activities?

Yes, students who select At-Home Learning may participate in extracurricular activities if they meet all UIL requirements, are enrolled in the applicable extracurricular course section, and are able to attend on-campus practices and competitions. Students must have their own transportation to and from practices, rehearsals, etc.

Will students in grades 7-12 be able to participate in clubs and organization meetings and/or activities?

Yes, students who select At-Home Learning or On-Campus Learning may participate in clubs and/or organizations. Meetings may be held virtually, as applicable. Students must have their own transportation to and from campus.
Since Hybrid Learning is a combination of On-Campus & At-Home Online Learning, we encourage you to review the FAQs for both learning options.
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