The VHS Collaborative is a nonprofit global consortium of schools committed to expanding opportunities for students everywhere through online education.
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CO-SYNCHRONOUS ONLINE COURSES
The VHS Collaborative
Co-Synchronous Online Courses 4Middle and High School Level 4Core, Honors & Advanced Placement速 4Unique Electives 4Gifted & Talented 4Credit Recovery 4Summer School 4Private Offerings
Learning in the 21st century presents new challenges and opportunities never experienced by other generations. To succeed in college and the workplace, today’s students need a wide range of subject knowledge. They need critical thinking, problem solving, and innovation skills. They need digital literacies. And they need the ability to communicate and collaborate within a global society.
Welcome to The VHS Collaborative At The VHS Collaborative, we believe that high quality, collaborative online
The VHS Difference COLLABORATIVE ONLINE LEARNING
In VHS courses, students participate in global online classrooms with classmates
courses that inspire, ignite, and deepen learning should be available to every
and teachers with diverse perspectives, establishing relationships outside the
student, everywhere. With VHS, students can choose courses that interest them.
web tools to gather and share resources, debate ideas, and collaborate on projects.
They can explore possible careers. They can delve deeper into subjects that speak
their views along the way.
to their passions. And they can take on new academic challenges that inspire them to learn more.
boundaries of their local school. They learn together co-synchronously—using They delve deep into subjects—challenging, exploring, discussing, and explaining
OUTSTANDING TEACHERS & SUPPORT Highly qualified teachers from our member schools deliver VHS courses to students around the world. Each teacher is specially trained to build communities, encourage discussions, and provide insightful feedback in an online classroom. Local site coordinators at each school support students—monitoring progress, addressing issues, and helping them stay on track. COMMITMENT TO QUALITY Parents and educators trust VHS because they know we share their commitment to quality. We are fully accredited and our standards-based programs are award winning. Over 80% of students successfully complete our courses, and our AP® pass rate exceeds the national average.
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Academic Programs SEMESTER & FULL YEAR COURSES
GIFTED & TALENTED COURSES
With our wide selection of co-synchronous
Students who want flexibility in their summer
Gifted and Talented middle school students often
semester and full year courses, students can
plans can take our summer courses anytime,
have to choose between staying behind with their
anyplace. From Algebra to Health to Planning
classmates or traveling away from school to take
choose from core and elective subjects ranging from Creative Writing to Entrepreneurship, AP
Calculus, Screenwriting, and Forensic Science.
for College; our 4 or 8-week co-synchronous
courses with older high school and college students.
courses are ideal for students who want to make
With VHS, gifted and talented middle school
up credits, get ahead in their school work, try
students can take challenging high school courses
ADVANCED PLACEMENT® COURSES
an online course, or stay academically engaged
from the familiar and supportive environment of
We offer one of the largest online AP® course
during the summer months.
their own school.
surpass the national average. Co-synchronous
CREDIT RECOVERY COURSES
courses such as AP European History, AP
Our co-synchronous credit recovery courses
Our online career pathways are perfect for
Music Theory and AP World History prepare
allow students to work together to recover a
students who want to explore and prepare for
students to earn college credits while
course in just 15 weeks. This program is ideal for
college majors and careers. Students take a series
exploring their passions with like-minded
students who struggle in a traditional classroom,
of semester-long courses in career-related topics
students and teachers from other schools.
have fallen behind in their work, or have missed
like Biotechnology, that can give them an edge
All of our AP® courses have been approved
school due to illness or personal issues.
with college or employment applications.
MIDDLE SCHOOL COURSES
Our middle school enrichment courses
We offer the widest selection of interesting and
introduce younger students to online learning.
engaging core and elective courses available.
catalogs available, and our AP® exam pass rates ®
by the College Board.
Co-synchronous courses like Business
Foundations, Engineering: Up-Up and Away! and The Teenage Brain help develop digital literacies and enable middle schoolers to interact with peers around the world.
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Advanced Placement® and AP® are registered trademarks of the College Board.
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“My VHS experience helped me with college applications and acceptance and showed my interest in what I wanted to
OUR MEMBERSHIP MODEL
BRING VHS TO YOUR SCHOOL
In The VHS Collaborative, member schools are
It’s easy to bring The VHS Collaborative to your
important to the success of other schools because
school. You can start with just one or two individual
the schools provide the teachers. That’s how we
enrollments, or join as a student only or teaching
grow our catalog and help schools offer a wide range
member with as few as 5 student seats per semester.
of opportunities they could never offer on their own.
Member schools enjoy discounts on both course en-
Schools that join our collaborative can immediately
rollments for students and professional development
offer the entire VHS catalog to their students.
Member schools select a local site
If our global classroom model doesn’t meet
Experience the VHS global classroom where students learn
coordinator trained by VHS to register students,
the needs of your school, district, or state, we can
monitor their work, address any issues, and help
work with you to create a custom solution that does.
specific to an area of study than most
them stay on track. Schools with teaching member-
Whether you need a private course for your students,
high schools. I was able to show colleges
ships also provide a highly qualified teacher to
an existing course modified to your requirements, or
teach a VHS online course. The teacher completes
a whole new online course curriculum designed just
graduate-level training provided by VHS to learn
for you, let us know. We can help tailor a solution
to teach successfully in an online classroom.
designed to meet your unique requirements.
connect students with a world
VHS courses are also ideal for homeschoolers and
In addition to our internationally acclaimed online
individual students who want to take on academic
programs for secondary school students, we work
challenges not offered by their local schools.
with schools and organizations to implement online
Students simply need to ensure their school will
education standards, provide educators with online
grant credit for the VHS course before enrolling.
professional development in 21st century teaching
study. VHS offers courses that are more
that I was motivated and interested in pursuing a particular career.” Mary, High School Senior VHS Animal Behavior and Zoology, and VHS Preveterinary Medicine Student
best practices, and support blended learning initia-
To enroll in a VHS course, visit our website at TheVHSCollaborative.org/enroll.
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tives that integrate technology into the classroom.
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in collaboration with peers from around the world. Partner with us today and
Contact us: info@TheVHSCollaborative.org