VHS to Teach CT Schools About Bridging the Budget Gap with Online Learning

On May 12, 2009, Virtual High School will be hosting an informational session in Old Lyme, CT to instruct area high and middle schools on how online learning can bridge the budget gap.

Maynard, MA, April 25, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Virtual High School Global Consortium (http://www.govhs.org), the pioneer of online learning for high school students and course design for teachers, today announced an educational breakfast for educators at Connecticut high schools and middle schools. On May 12, 2009 from 9 – 11 am at LEARN in Old Lyme, CT, K-12 administrators and teachers will hear how enrichment and accelerated courses affected by budget cuts can be delivered online and on-site.

“District budget cuts are being felt all over Connecticut,” said Liz Pape, President & CEO of VHS. “We provide a means for schools to continue offering courses students need and want, and retain some of the budget dollars they are losing to full-time cyber and charter schools.”

This event will be led by industry experts and other area educators that have integrated online learning into their curriculum. Attendees will hear first-hand insight, tools and techniques from the school’s administration and a panel of participants, including an online teacher and students who have taken online courses.

Presently, over 50 middle and high schools throughout Connecticut are enhancing their in-person curriculum with VHS online courses, including many who desire to compete more effectively against cyber and charter schools. Students are able to experiment with an intended major, get a head start on college and develop valuable 21st century career skills.

Designed to supplement a school’s in-person curriculum with online courses, VHS is a non-profit collaborative of high schools, teachers and students. Teachers who are certified in their specific discipline, and who have completed a VHS professional development program, facilitate and continually monitor all courses. In addition, VHS students benefit from small classes and personalized one-on-one attention from active high school teachers, while mastering subject matter and 21st century ICT (Information and Communication Technology) skills that will increase their chances for future success in higher education and the work environment.

For more information or to register, visit http://www.govhs.org/Pages/AboutUs-RegInfo.


About Virtual High School (VHS)
Virtual High School is the pioneer of online course design and instruction for teachers and online education for high school students. Virtual High School partners with schools to provide rigorous, student-centered online courses that help expand vs. replace existing curriculum options. Members of the VHS collaborative include over 9,500 enrolled students, 419 member schools and 260 teachers in 28 states and 23 countries. The recipient of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA) 2005 awards for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices and the Stockholm Challenge 2001 Award for exemplary use of technology in education, VHS was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Maynard, Massachusetts. For more information, visit www.govhs.org or call (978) 897-1900.
Virtual High School Global Consortium (VHS)
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