Educational Technology

October 19, 2013

Virtual High School offering full-time program

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:35 am

By Scott O’Connell, The MetroWest Daily News

Posing it as an alternative for districts wary of the coming public virtual schools in the state, Virtual High School is now offering a fully online course-load for students at its member schools. The Maynard-based collaborative, which offers online courses to hundreds of schools across the country, including several in MetroWest, has already enrolled 15 students in a pilot of the new full-time program, according to chief operating officer Carol Ribeiro, and is accepting more signups for the spring. Unlike the state’s Commonwealth Virtual Schools, which are autonomous, VHS’s program allows students to remain part of their home districts. “It’s an alternative for schools that want to keep students in their districts, and an alternative for kids who want to stay in their districts,” said Ribeiro, who added those schools, and not VHS, will still solely have the ability to grant degrees to students enrolled in the online program.

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