New flexible courses from VHS Learning expand student options for online course registration

ByMike V. Cooper

May 13, 2022

Boston – May 12, 2022 – Schedule flexibility is frequently cited by students and teachers as a major benefit of working with VHS Learning’s asynchronous online courses. From 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 from the 2022-2023 academic year:

  • Algebra 1 Flexible
  • AP® Calculus AB Flexible
  • AP® Calculus BC Flexible
  • Principles of Flexible AP® Computing
  • AP® Environmental Sciences Flexible
  • AP® Flexible Macroeconomics
  • AP® Flexible Microeconomics
  • AP® Flexible Music Theory
  • AP® Physics 1 Flexible
  • AP® Flexible Spanish Language and Culture
  • Flexible AP® statistics
  • AP® United States Government Flexible
  • AP® United States Flexible History
  • English 9 Soft
  • English 11 Soft
  • Spanish 1 Soft

Each flexible course is self-paced and teacher-led. Classes begin on the first of each month from August to February (August to December for AP® classes). Classes will end at the end of the school year, so subsequent enrollees will progress more quickly through the course material.

“We specifically designed these courses for students who want more flexibility in their academic schedule,” said Carol DeFuria, president and CEO of VHS Learning. “Some students would like to register for a course after the start of the traditional fall semester. Now, whether they’re working towards academic goals, career goals, or just want to explore a new interest, our flexible courses give them more choice about when they embark on learning.

“As in all our courses, students taking flexible courses will receive great support from the teachers. VHS Learning teachers interact with students in asynchronous discussions, hold weekly office hours, and invite students to monthly one-on-one progress meetings,” DeFuria continued. “This new course model is part of our mission to equip schools with the best teacher-led online learning programs in the industry and to provide students with a wide choice of courses that prepare them for college, the careers and beyond.”

VHS Learning has a 25-year reputation for quality teaching, including rigorous professional development of the certified teachers who deliver the lessons. All VHS Learning teachers complete their graduate studies Online teaching methodologies (OTM) to learn best practices in online teaching and learning, and 81% of teachers at VHS Learning have 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.

About VHS Learning

VHS Learning is a non-profit organization with over 25 years of experience providing world-class online programs to students and schools around the world. Offering more than 300 unique online courses for high school credit, including 25 AP® courses, credit recovery courses, and enrichment courses, VHS Learning is accredited by the 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 the NCAA. For more information on VHS Learning, please visit https://www.vhslearning.org/ and follow on Twitter at @VHSLearning.

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