Boston – June 2, 2019 –The Virtual High School(VHS Inc.),a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s most extensive variety of online and blended learning programs, is launching four new flexible credit recovery courses that will be available beginning June 1. Ranging from physical education to social studies as well as math and science, the flex courses are instructor-led and can be completed at a flexible pace. Registration is now open at https://go.thevhs.org/l/86702/2019-06-03/5y7qn2.
Students have up to 15 weeks to complete any of the following courses.
Personal Fitness Flex (0.5 credits)
Personal FitnessFlexcovers one semester of physical education concepts for credit recovery, focusing on healthy living and lifestyle choices, with an emphasis on the role of exercise. Course content includes fitness assessment, regular physical activity, and review of basic body systems. Students will demonstrate and assess their fitness levels by performing exercises or activities related to each fitness component, and they will establish personal goals to improve their fitness. Each student will be required to complete and log their physical fitness activities consistently for at least six consecutive weeks throughout the 15-week duration of the course.
U.S. Government Flex (0.5 credits)
This course covers one semester of United States government concepts for credit recovery and will provide students with an introductory look at the major aspects of government in preparation for their participation in American society. Course activities will include a short paper, interactive website assignments, and projects. A major focus will be on stimulating interests and passion in the subject of government with the idea of the student becoming an educated and involved citizen in an increasingly complex world.
Chemistry Flex (1 credit)
TheChemistryFlexcourse explores fundamental qualitative and quantitative aspects of chemistry that are typically presented in a high school chemistry course, including chemical reactions, atomic theories, states of matter, and stoichiometry. The course includes a variety of hands-on experiments, and students will research innovations in science and events like climate change to explore how chemistry connects to the real world. Algebra 2 is a prerequisite for this course.
Pre-calculus Flex (1 credit)
This course will cover a full year of pre-calculus concepts for credit recovery. Students will explore functions that include linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. This course will also cover selected topics from advanced trigonometry, including trigonometric and circular functions, their graphs, and trigonometric identities and equations.
There will be an emphasis on solving real-world applications throughout the course.
In each course, instructors will regularly communicate with students and provide feedback on coursework.
“These flexible credit recovery courses are led by highly-qualified teachers and will help motivated learners earn the credit they need to matriculate to the next grade level or graduate with their class,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO of VHS, Inc. “While not as in-depth as our standard courses, they are a great option for students who have fallen behind in their work or have missed school due to illness or personal issues.”
Schools should confirm that the topics covered in the courses fully match those required by their local schools before granting course credits.
About VHS, Inc. (The Virtual High School)
The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), based in Massachusetts, is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization has collaborated with schools worldwide and set the standard for quality online education. VHS prepares students for college, careers, and life through supportive, instructor-led online and blended classroom experiences. The organization provides high school and middle school courses taught in global online classrooms and online professional development for educators, as well as custom course development and offerings tailored to meet each school’s unique needs. The Virtual High School program is accredited by both Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools(MSA-CESS), and AdvancED.Courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA. For more information, visit www.vhslearning.org or call (978) 897-1900.
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