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VHS Learning Partners with Schools in Massachusetts to Offer Online Courses


Three Massachusetts schools are the latest to join the hundreds of schools around the world in choosing VHS Learning as an online course provider for their students. Schools can easily increase their course offerings by giving students access to the VHS Learning catalog, which consists of more than 250 unique teacher-led online courses, including 24 AP® offerings, innovative STEM programs, and a wide variety of unique electives.

Marblehead High School, located in Essex County in the northeastern part of Massachusetts, has chosen to expand course offerings with a new membership that provides 112 student enrollments in VHS Learning courses. Andover High School, also in Essex County, expanded their VHS Learning partnership by purchasing 100 enrollments, and is also incorporating one teacher into the program. Natick High School, located in the Greater Boston area, purchased 40 enrollments.

VHS Learning design and delivery standards were the model used by the National Education Association when they created the first standards for online learning. Last year in collaboration with the international nonprofit Quality Matters and the Virtual Learning Leadership Alliance, VHS Learning helped revise the National Standards for Quality (NSQ) in three areas: Online Courses, Online Teaching, and Online Programs.

Students at participating schools enroll in any VHS Learning course of their choice as long as they meet course prerequisites. Schools distribute their VHS Learning course enrollments to their students as they see fit. Some schools provide enrollment opportunity to their entire student body, and others limit enrollments to upper class students or students who have a particular course need or a scheduling issue.

“VHS Learning now partners with schools in 66 countries, and we’ve had consistently high satisfaction reports from both administrators and teachers,” said Carol DeFuria, President & CEO of VHS Learning. “Our mission is to ensure that students have a quality educational experience, and this is especially important in times like these. We will continue to work with our partner schools to help them deliver the rigorous instructional experience their students need to stay on track for college and careers.”

About VHS Learning

VHS Learning is a nonprofit organization with 25 years of experience providing world-class online programs to students and schools everywhere. Offering more than 250 unique online courses, including 24 AP® courses, credit recovery and enrichment courses, and a selection of dual-credit options, VHS Learning is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), and Cognia. Courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA. For more information about VHS Learning please visit https://www.vhslearning.org/  and follow on Twitter at @VHSLearning.

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