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From Palmyra to Princeton

Geography says the route from Palmyra to Princeton isn’t that far but for this academic standout — a 17-year-old boy who couldn’t speak for almost the first two years of his life — the route has been filled with years of hard work, dreams, and extraordinary accomplishments in and out of the classroom.

Don Martocello, a senior at Palmyra High School who is ranked number one in his class of 68, is going to Princeton University on a full scholarship to study molecular biology — the first student to go there from this small student body in anyone’s memory.

Sullivan to administer online courses at Saugus High

The Virtual High School (, nonprofit pioneer of K-12 online learning, announced that 17 additional educators and administrators representing nine U.S. states will soon start facilitating Virtual High School (VHS) courses at their schools. Saugus High School English teacher Brendon Sullivan is one of these 17 educators.

Completing VHS’ Site Coordinator Orientation (SCO) course allows these individuals to manage the VHS program at their schools starting on Jan. 29.

CVU Receives $10,000 Education Grant

Funds will help continue school’s expanding education initiatives

The Vermont Agency of Education selected CVU to be a recipient of a $10,000 grant to design, develop and implement a training program in work-based learning for CVU teachers and community partners. 

Metro West Daily News

An educational cooperative based in Natick is among nine more private and public schools who have partnered with Maynard nonprofit Virtual High School on an online learning program

Students from the nine schools, including the Accept school in Natick, began today learning online collaboratively with peers in other parts of the country and world, according to a press release from Virtual High School.

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Stamford High Students Join Others Worldwide In Virtual School

Students at the high school's computer lab are taking courses online together with kids in other parts of the world on Jan. 29 as part of a partnership with The Virtual High School. The program allows the school to have access to more than 400 courses each semester to help students prepare for college. 

Avon Librarian Takes Virtual Approach to Education

Tabbi Heavner does something she's never done before as an educator.

An Avon educator is one of 17 teachers in nine states across the country embarking on a growing trend in education, webbing the cyber world with classroom learning.

Dr. Tabbi Heavner may be Avon High School's librarian, but soon she will add Virtual High School site coordinator to her career credits. 

Baltic students join international online learning program

Students at the Academy of the Holy Family in Baltic will soon be taking courses online together with students in other parts of the world. Thanks to a partnership with The Virtual High School,nonprofit pioneer of K-12 online learning, the school now has access to over 400 courses per semester.

Maynard-based VHS brings quality online courses

The Virtual High School the nonprofit pioneer of K-12 online learning based in Maynard, has partnered with VISnet (Virtual Independent Schools Network). VISnet has 70 member schools in California, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Virginia. These schools now have access to The Virtual High School’s 200 plus online courses for an affordable tuition, and have already begun enrolling students for the spring 2014 semester.

The Benefits of Online Professional Development

There is no doubt that the number of teachers participating in online professional development is on the rise. The same principles that make 21st century teaching and learning engaging to students is what often makes it appealing to educators.

However, many administrators and educators still remain conflicted over whether online or in-person is the best option for them.

Virtual reality: Students benefit from AP courses at online high school

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.