New York City high schools are reopening for in-person learning on Monday

(CNN)New York City is set to reopen its public high schools on Monday, welcoming some students back to in-person learning about a year after schools first closed because of Covid-19.

The majority of high school students in the nation’s largest school district will continue remote instruction. But as many as 55,000 students between grades 9 and 12 who previously opted for in-person learning are expected to return Monday, officials said earlier this month. That’s about 20% of the district’s high school enrollmentCNN affiliate WABC reported.

Approximately half of the city’s high schools will be able to provide in-person learning 5 days a week to all or most of their students, New York’s new Education Chancellor Meisha Ross Porter said in a news conference on March 8 with Mayor Bill de Blasio.