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Virtual High School Adds 40 New Schools to Growing Collaborative

More middle and high schools nationwide are now embracing online learning as a means to help prepare students for education and work in the 21st century.

 
PRLog - Sep. 1, 2011 - MAYNARD, Mass. -- Maynard, MA– Virtual High School Global Consortium (http://www.govhs.org),  the pioneer of K-12 online learning and course design for teachers, today announced the addition of 40 new member schools in 10 states this school year.

Designed to supplement a school’s classroom curriculum, VHS is a non-profit, worldwide collaborative of schools, teachers and students. VHS member schools have access to over 400 online core, elective, Advanced Placement and honors courses, which are delivered co-synchronously and taught by VHS teachers who actively teach in classrooms at their member schools.  All are certified in their specific discipline and have completed a graduate level professional development program in online teaching. Instructors facilitate and continually monitor all courses, engaging students in discussions, and assessing each individual student’s progress.

Starting on September 7, 2011, students at the following middle and high schools will be taking a VHS course online at their school with classmates and a teacher in other parts of the world. Through enrollment in courses, such as AP Music Theory, Biotechnology and Latin, students are able to develop global citizenship, 21st century literacies, independent learning and time management skills, as well as get their feet wet in an intended major.

SCHOOL   CITY   STATE
Allentown Central Catholic High School   Allentown   PA
Avon High School   Avon   CT
Ayer-Shirley Regional High School   Shirley   MA
Biddeford High School   Biddeford   ME
Bogota Jr./Sr. High School   Bogota   NJ
Branford High School   Branford   CT
Briar Middle School   Sandusky   OH
Catherine McAuley High School   Portland   ME
Catholic Memorial School   West Roxbury   MA
Central Catholic High School   Lawrence   MA
Chariho High School   Wood River Junction   RI
Claremont Academy   Worcester    MA
Cumberland Public Schools   Cumberland   RI
Diman Regional Vocational Technical High School   Fall River    MA
Fort Ann Central School   Fort Ann    NY
Foxborough Regional Charter School   Foxborough   MA
Global Learning Charter Public School   New Bedford   MA
Green Island Union Free School District   Green Island   NY
Groton Dunstable Regional School District   Groton   MA
Hampshire Regional High School   Westhampton   MA
Holly High School   Holly   MI
Hull High School   Hull   MA
Jonathan Alder High School   Plain City   OH
Lyman Memorial High School   Lebanon   CT
Mahwah High School   Mahwah   NJ
Marblehead High School   Marblehead   MA
Melrose Public Schools   Melrose   MA
Perkins High School   Sandusky   OH
Pius X High School   Bangor   PA
Portsmouth High School RI   Portsmouth   RI
Poultney High School   Poultney   VT
Public Schools of Brookline   Brookline   MA
Red Bank Catholic High School   Red Bank   NJ
Rogers International School   Stamford   CT
Sharon High School   Sharon   MA
Shelton Public Schools   Shelton   CT
Spencer-East Brookfield Regional School District   Spencer   MA
St. Mary's High School   Lynn   MA
Sun Valley High School   Aston   PA
The Academy of Aerospace and Engineering   Hartford   CT

“These new VHS member schools have recognized the value of providing a wide selection of rigorous and engaging online courses to their students,” said Liz Pape, President & CEO of VHS. “Many schools, facing budget cuts have had to cancel low enrollment courses over the last few years. By partnering with VHS, they are now able to continue to provide the courses that students need and want while equipping them with critical skills that will be invaluable in their next level of education or careers.”

About Virtual High School (VHS)
Virtual High School is the pioneer of online course design and instruction for teachers and online education for high school students. Virtual High School partners with schools to provide rigorous, student-centered online courses that help expand rather than replace existing curriculum options. The VHS collaborative includes 770 member schools and 15,000 enrolled students from 35 U.S. states and 45 countries.  The recipient of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2005, 2007 and 2008 awards for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices and the Stockholm Challenge 2001 Award for exemplary use of technology in education, VHS was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.govhs.org or call (978) 897-1900.

Press Contact: Carol Arnold, Arnold Communications, carol@arnoldcomm.com, (877) 718-4604 x2.

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The pioneer of K-12 online learning and course design for teachers, Virtual High School (VHS) is a non-profit collaborative of high schools, middle schools, teachers and students.

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