Bus strikes, bad weather, traffic — when it comes to online learning, not much can stand in its way. And with Virtual High School as a way to supplement their education, even high schoolers are learning in the virtual realm.
The Academy of Information Technology & Engineering (AITE) is an interdistrict, college-preparatory high school. AITE combines traditional high school courses, cutting edge technology training, industry certification, college credit, and paid corporate internships. AITE accepts students from Stamford and neighboring communities through an application and lottery system. All classes take place in the state of the art AITE school building on Stamford’s High Ridge Road.
The Holly Area schools are located in rural Michigan where the district spans hundreds of miles and students face hour-long commutes. The neighboring district’s schools are often much closer than the Holly Area schools students travel to attend. Michigan, like many states is moving in the direction of consumer choice. While not all schools will freely accept students outside their district, many will, which means the competition for students can be fierce.
Jeff Elliott, President and CEO of The Virtual High School sits down with Fox 25 News - Boston to discuss online learning in Massachusetts and across the world. Click the link below to watch the interview.
The Maine DOE has granted the Virtual High School (VHS) Collaborative approved online learning provider status. The Department has found VHS courses to meet the State’s standards, enabling middle and high schools statewide to partner with VHS.
Dr. Mark Gilligan, the principal of Valle Catholic High School, plans to steer his institution in a new direction in the spring of 2014 with a virtual learning environment.
To do so, Valle will partner with the VHS Collaborative, a non-profit organization specializing in online education and headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts.
The VHS Collaborative uses the Desire2Learn “cloud”-based platform. With personnel throughout much of the world, that SaaS (“software as a service”) company’s website states it serves more than 10 million “learners.”