Schools in Three Countries & 15 U.S. States Partner with The Virtual High School to Help Prepare Students for College

Forty private and public schools in three countries and 15 U.S. states have implemented VHS online learning programs to prepare students for education and work in the 21st century.

October 7, 2013, Maynard, MA – The Virtual High School (, nonprofit pioneer of K-12 online learning, today announced the addition of 40 new member schools across the globe including in China, the United Arab Emirates and in 15 U.S. states.

VHS’ mission is to provide students with access to high quality online and blended learning experiences, while supporting educators with the professional development and services they need to provide an effective 21st century education to every student. VHS partner schools have access to 190 core, elective, and AP® courses that inspire, ignite and deepen learning as well as enable students to develop independent learning skills, explore college majors and careers, earn credits and participate in global classrooms. Courses are taught by highly qualified teachers who are specially trained in online teaching , and are certified in their subject areas.

In September, teachers at many of the following schools began teaching kids online in a Virtual High School (VHS) global classroom. In addition, students at these schools are started taking a VHS course online at their school together with classmates and a teacher located in other parts of the world.

School Country/State
American School of Dubai United Arab Emirates
Antwerp Local Schools OH
Belchertown High School MA
Boston Adventist Dream Academy MA
Brandon High School MI
Cary Academy NC
Crow-Applegate-Lorane SD #66 OR
Danville School VT
Edwin O. Smith High School CT
Ephraim Curtis Middle School MA
Francis W. Parker Charter Essential School MA
Harwood Union High School VT
Highville Charter School CT
Hinsdale Adventist Academy IL
Hoboken High School NJ
Holyoke Catholic High School MA
Jewish High School of Connecticut CT
Kent Denver School CO
Lakehill Preparatory School TX
Medical Professions and Teacher Preparation Academy CT
Mount Mansfield Union High School VT
North Brookfield Junior Senior High School MA
North Brunswick Township High School NJ
North Providence High School RI
Paramus Catholic High School NJ
Ridgefield Memorial High School NJ
Roland Park Country School MD
Saint Dominic Academy NJ
Scituate High School MA
Shepaug Valley Middle High School CT
South Bergen Jointure Commission NJ
South Kingstown High School RI
The International School of Beijing China
The Renzulli Academy CT
Twinfield Union School VT
Uxbridge High School MA
Valle Catholic High School MO
West Rutland School VT
Windsor High School CT
York School CA

“College admissions are getting more competitive than ever,” said Jeffrey A. Elliott, President & CEO of VHS. “By taking at least one of our courses, students can earn college credit or prepare for their major – gaining a leg up over other candidates. Our award-winning courses are engaging and challenging. Educators and parents can be assured that the educational experience students receive is second to none.”

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About The Virtual High School
The Virtual High School (VHS) is the pioneer of K-12 online learning. Since 1995, the nonprofit organization has been setting the standard for quality online education. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development in 21st century teaching for educators. The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development, private course offerings, and support for blended learning initiatives.

VHS’ design and delivery standards was the model used by the National Education Association in their recommended standards for online learning. The organization has won numerous awards, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Association’s (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices. For more information, visit or call (978) 897-1900.

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