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.
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.
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.
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.
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.