The Virtual High School (VHS)
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Phone: (978) 897-1900
NCAA High School Code: 221356
Grades Served: 6-12
Approved as a Multidistrict Online Course Provider Through the 2016-17 school year.
Individual Online Course Purchasing Instructions:
Individual courses from The Virtual High School (VHS) are available for schools to purchase in the DLD course catalog.
The Virtual High School (VHS) is a non-profit collaborative of schools providing online courses that supplement traditional face-to-face offerings. VHS courses are student-centered, instructor-led, and cohort-based. Students take courses in a global classroom environment with peers from around the world, typically as a part of their school day.
- Language Arts
- Social Studies
- World Languages
- Advanced Placement
- Credit Recovery
VHS offers courses for students at all levels. We offer standard, honors and Advanced Placement courses as well as courses appropriate for gifted and talented middle schools students and select credit recovery courses. Our primary focus areas include AP courses and unique elective courses.
Student-Teacher Contact Requirements
VHS offers cohort-based, scheduled, asynchronous courses where students work on a weekly schedule, but have complete flexibility as to when they attend class and complete their assignments. Students interact with each other in required class discussions, collaborative activities, and structured group work. Each student has a private discussion area where they can communicate with their teacher.
Courses use a variety of tools to facilitate student-teacher and student-student interactions within the online classroom, including discussion boards, wikis, blogs, and instructor office hours. Emphasis is placed on authentic assignments and depth of learning. Any synchronous meetings or lessons are archived within the course so that students who are not able to attend are able to reference the material.
All students taking VHS courses are assigned a site coordinator who monitors student progress and can intervene as needed on behalf of a student who may have special circumstances. VHS works with both instructors and site coordinators to ensure students have a quality educational experiences.
All VHS courses are offered in the Brightspace by Desire2Learn Learning Management System. Student information and grades are managed in the Genius SIS (http://my.vhslearning.org). Ebook access is provided through Desire2Learn. Any additional technology requirements are provided in the individual course descriptions in the VHS catalog.
Student Performance and Demographics
Data for school year: 2014-2015
Course pass rate: 81%
Student Satisfaction Survey
The Virtual High School (VHS) did not participate in the student satisfaction survey.