VHS Learning (VHS, Inc.) is a nonprofit leader providing world-class online programs to students and schools everywhere. We were the first in the nation to provide supplemental online classes for high school students and use them to connect teachers and other students around the world. VHS Learning partners with all types of schools to expand their catalog of offerings. Students choose from more than 250 unique courses including 24 AP® options, core courses, engaging electives, credit recovery, and other formal and informal learning opportunities.
VHS Learning is accredited by both Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), and Cognia (formerly AdvancED). We offer a catalog of 24 Advanced Placement® courses and all eligible VHS Learning courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA.
Projects and highlights:
- VHS Learning is proud to offer American Sign Language (ASL) 1-3, an suite of courses that uses selected readings, visual recordings and interactive online activities to help students understand ASL. To demonstrate ability in signing skills, students will be asked to record videos of themselves signing to submit to their instructors. Students will also build their knowledge and understanding about Deaf culture and history. These courses adheres to both the National Standards for Learning American Sign Language and the World Readiness Standards for Language Learning, ensuring that students develop competence to communicate effectively and interact with cultural understanding of the Deaf community.
- Since its inception in 2016, each year VHS Learning has made a commitment to CSforAll, a movement to bring computer science to ALL students. This year, VHS Learning has committed to develop and launch a new 15-week cybersecurity course for delivery in the 2019-2010 school year. Previous commitments include launching new online Introduction to Computer Science Principles and Java Programming courses to provide AP® Computer Science Principles preparation to more than 600 school districts, and offer online AP® Computer Science Principles for at least 10 rural school districts in the 2018-2019 academic year, and launching a computer science certificate program to encourage students across the US to become interested in computing and to better understand the career options available to them in CS and related fields.
- In an effort to provide our teachers with the best possible professional development, we have created focused learning experiences, or micro-credentials, to help our teachers hone in on and improve specific areas of their craft. The first micro-credential focuses on providing students with effective feedback. Additional micro-credentials will focus on other important areas of practice, including creating a welcoming classroom environment, increasing engagement, and effective discussion facilitation.