Boston – May 12, 2022 – Students and faculty often cite flexibility in planning as a major benefit of working with asynchronous online VHS Learning courses. Starting in August, students will be able to take advantage of an even more flexible course format.
The new flexible course model will be available for 16 courses starting in the 2022-2023 academic year:
- Algebra 1 Flexible
- AP® Calculus AB Flexible
- AP® Calculation BC Flexible
- Principles of Informatics AP® Flexible
- AP® Environmental Science Flexible
- AP® Macroeconomics Flexible
- AP® Microeconomics Flexible
- AP® Music Theory Flexible
- AP® Physics 1 Flexible
- AP® Spanish Language and Culture Flexible
- Flexible AP® statistics
- AP® United States Government Flexible
- AP® United States History Flexible
- English 9 Flexible
- English 11 Flexible
- Spanish 1 Flexible
Each flexible course takes place independently, and under the guidance of a tutor. Courses start on the first day of each month from August to February (August to December for AP® courses). Courses end after the end of the academic year, so later entrants will view course material at a faster pace.
“We have specifically designed these courses for students who want to have more flexibility in their curriculum,” said Carol Defuria, President and CEO of VHS Learning. “Some students would like to enroll in a course after the start of the traditional fall semester. Now, whether they are working on academic goals, career goals, or just want to explore new interests, our flexible courses give them more choice when they start learning. ”
“As with all our courses, students enrolled in flexible courses will receive significant support from faculty. VHS Learning teachers interact with students in asynchronous discussions, take weekly work hours and invite students to monthly personal progress meetings, ”DeFuria continued. “This new course model is part of our mission to empower schools with industry-leading online learning programs led by faculty and to provide students with a wide range of courses that prepare them for college, career and beyond.”
VHS Learning has a 25-year reputation for quality education, including rigorous professional development for certified faculty who conduct courses. All VHS Learning faculty members graduate Online teaching methodologies (OTM) training to study best practices in online teaching and learning, and 81% of VHS Learning faculty members have a master’s degree or higher. The vision of a nonprofit is to prepare students for college, career, and life, and well-trained teachers are an important part of the equation.
About VHS Learning
VHS Learning is a non-profit organization with more than 25 years of experience in providing world-class online programs for students and schools around the world. Offering more than 300 unique online high school credit courses, including 25 AP® courses, credit recovery and enrichment courses, VHS Learning is accredited by the Middle States Association of Primary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) Commission, the Accreditation Commission Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC) and Cognia. Courses are approved for NCAA primary law. For more information on VHS Learning, please visit https://www.vhslearning.org/ and follow Twitter on @VHSLearning.