The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.), a nonprofit empowering schools with online learning programs, is announcing its new dual credit partnership with Quincy College, a two-year, municipally affiliated college with campuses in Plymouth and Quincy Massachusetts. Starting Fall of 2016, VHS students can earn college credit from Quincy College for taking online Virtual High School U.S History courses.
Developed by VHS and taught by VHS teachers that meet Quincy College faculty requirements, these online classes are now eligible for transcripted credits, which are transferrable within Massachusetts’ State College and University system. Students who register for dual credit will realize significant savings, since Quincy College offers a discounted rate to high school students, resulting in savings of at least 60% versus comparable State College or University credits.
“This is an exciting step forward for VHS. It has always been part of our mission to offer high quality programs for students who are ready and prepared to tackle college-level work,” said Amy Michalowski, Dean of VHS. “Now we’re able to help students earn college credit in an affordable way. This agreement will provide access to a program they may not have at their high schools, giving them a head start on their college careers.”
VHS plans to expand the dual credit agreement with Quincy College to other courses, including math offerings and additional social studies electives. Eventually, VHS hopes to integrate some of Quincy College’s offerings, such as criminology and accounting, as well.
“Quincy College is pleased to partner with excellent organizations like the Virtual High School to ensure that college is affordable, accessible, and of the highest quality for area high school students. Through the College on My Campus program, high school students can take courses that offer credit as part of their high school program and receive a Quincy College transcript for the same course. We look forward to expanding our partnership in the future with the Virtual High School to include additional courses,” said Michael Marrapodi, Quincy College Dean of Online Programs and Inter-Institutional Affairs.
For more information about Quincy College’s articulation agreements for High School students, please visit: http://quincycollege.edu/community-collaboration/#articulation-agreements—high-school.