The mission of The Virtual High School is to develop and deliver standards-based, student-centered online courses that increase educational opportunities and 21st century skills, and to provide professional development to educators that expand the scope and depth of their instruction.
VHS believes that student-centered online courses can be designed and delivered to promote a high quality, collaborative learning environment where student exchange and interaction is a valued component of the instructional process.
VHS believes that education need not be limited by barriers of time, place or availability; and that online learning should offer students the benefits of highly-qualified faculty and an innovative curriculum made up of diverse, exciting learning opportunities in a global classroom.
VHS believes that online teaching should enhance, rather than replace, traditional classrooms to provide solutions for schools needing an expanded curriculum, teachers seeking the latest skills, and students looking to stay competitive through cutting-edge, quality instruction.
VHS believes that the goals of education are advanced best by putting value and service first, and that a collaborative network of schools can become part of an abundant and generous educational community that promotes the affordable sharing of professional resources.
Jeffrey A Elliott
Carol A Ribeiro
4 Clock Tower Place Suite 510
Maynard, MA 01754 USA
virtual school, online education, online courses, online learning
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High School and Middle School Courses
The Virtual High School offers more than 200 unique online courses for high school and middle school students. Courses offered include an extensive variety of elective courses as well as core courses. See the VHS catalog for a complete list of courses, including course descriptions and course syllabi (www.thevhs.org/catalog)
Advanced Placement Courses
All VHS AP courses are approved by the College Board. VHS offers more than 20 online AP courses and VHS AP pass rates consistently exceed the national average.
Online Teaching Methodologies
Teachers learn to teach an online course by taking this 6 week course through The Virtual High School.
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