Schools can use these AP® and standard courses to help meet scheduling challenges
As students work to get back on track after the tumult of the past two years, they need as many options as possible for learning. VHS Learning is expanding those options by increasing the frequency with which it offers its Flexibly Paced courses. Now students can start a Flexible course on any Monday through the first week of December (for AP® courses) or through February (for non-AP® courses).
“These new options give students the flexibility to enroll in essential AP® and other core courses at the time that’s best for them,” said Carol DeFuria, President & CEO of VHS Learning. “Students are not bound by semester and school-year start dates and can use VHS Learning Flexible courses to adjust their academic schedules to suit their own unique needs.”
The Flexible course model is available for 16 courses in the current academic year:
- Algebra 1 Flexible
- AP® Calculus AB Flexible
- AP® Calculus BC Flexible
- AP® Computer Science Principles 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
- AP® Statistics Flexible
- AP® United States Government Flexible
- AP® United States History Flexible
- English 9 Flexible
- English 11 Flexible
- Spanish 1 Flexible
As with traditional VHS Learning courses, Flexible courses are paced with due dates and include asynchronous discussions with the teacher and classmates. VHS Learning teachers also host weekly office hours and invite students to monthly one-on-one progress meetings. The courses will end at the completion of the school year, so later enrollees will progress through course materials at a faster pace.
DeFuria continued. “These additional start dates for our Flexible course model will help schools meet scheduling challenges. We are dedicated to ensuring that schools and students have the options they need to take advantage of our expansive selection of quality courses.”
VHS Learning has a 26-year reputation for educational quality, including comprehensive professional development for the certified teachers who provide course instruction. All VHS Learning teachers complete graduate-level Online Teaching Methodologies (OTM) training to learn best practices for online teaching and learning, and 81% of VHS Learning teachers possess a master’s degree or higher. The nonprofit’s vision is to prepare students for college, careers, and life and well-trained teachers are an essential part of the equation.
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VHS Learning is a nonprofit organization with over 26 years of experience providing world-class online programs to students and schools everywhere. Offering more than 300 unique online courses for high school credit, including 26 AP® courses, credit recovery, and enrichment courses, VHS Learning is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), and Cognia. Courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA. For more information about VHS Learning please visit https://www.vhslearning.org/ and follow on Twitter at @VHSLearning.