Located in downtown Providence, Rhode Island, 225 students along with the faculty and staff of the Village Green Virtual Charter High School (VGV) have been pioneering the school of the future—advancing individualized education and family choice by maximizing technology, creating community, reshaping teaching, and redefining school.

Opened in September 2013, VGV draws students statewide by a blind lottery. Since 2013, VGV has increased its urban student population from 75 to 85 percent and increased its “free and reduced lunch” population from 88 to 94 percent.

This Blended Learning Model is Working

In spite of these challenging demographics, the data supports a disruptive school...

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By John D. Butler, Ph.D., PE, director of Academic Planning and Logistics at Village Green Virtual Charter School.