Boston — Feb. 24, 2020 — VHS Learning (VHS Inc.) has announced enhancements to its course catalog for the 2020-21 school year that will expand Advanced Placement® (AP®), core, and elective offerings. New and enhanced courses are in the world language, language arts, business, and science disciplines. All courses are offered within VHS Learning’s unique global online classroom environment. Registration for the 2020-2021 academic year will open in May.
Starting in the fall 2020 semester, students will be able to select American Sign Language 3, Physics, and an enhanced AP® English Literature and Composition course. Marketing and the Internet, a popular business course, has also been revised for 2020-2021. Additionally, VHS Learning will introduce a new Advanced Placement® course, AP® Latin, for students who have already successfully completed Latin 1, 2 and 3.
As the newest AP® course in the VHS Learning catalog, AP® Latin is the equivalent of a first semester college Latin course. Students will learn about Vergil’s Aeneid and Caesar’s Gallic War at an advanced pace consistent with Latin offerings at many universities. The AP® Latin curriculum is designed to provide students with the skills needed to read, understand, translate, analyze, and appreciate Latin poetry and prose. Students will also gain valuable critical reading and discussion, essay writing, and collaboration skills.
Additionally, VHS Learning will be offering a new full-year standard-level STEM course starting in fall 2020. Physics, paired with its comprehensive lab program, gives students an introductory look into modern physics concepts. Throughout the course, students will use hands-on and virtual labs to investigate key topics such as mechanics, electricity, magnetism, waves, and more.
The expanded 2020-2021 catalog will also offer opportunities for deeper exploration of current VHS Learning offerings. New course American Sign Language (ASL) 3, builds upon skills developed in ASL 2, giving students opportunities to increase their vocabulary and speed while expanding their ability to understand and express themselves in ASL. VHS Learning has also enhanced its AP® English Literature and Composition curriculum to better suit the needs of online learners while maintaining the rigor and pace of a typical university English course.
VHS Learning is a nonprofit leader providing world-class online programs to students and schools everywhere. The nonprofit empowers schools to give all students equal access to courses that engage, inspire, and prepare them for college and careers. VHS Learning offers more than 220 unique online courses, including 24 AP® courses and a selection of dual-credit courses that help students earn college credit while still in high school.
“VHS Learning helps schools create unique pathways for learning. Our teacher-led online courses supplement local school offerings, providing students and schools with the flexibility and choice they need,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO of VHS Learning. “These new and enhanced courses make it possible for students to find the learning option that works best for them – including interesting, engaging, and interactive world language courses that are not typically found at most schools. We’re pleased to enable students to dive deeper into topics they are excited and passionate about.”
About VHS Learning (VHS, Inc.)
VHS Learning (VHS, Inc.) is a nonprofit leader providing world-class online programs to students and schools everywhere. VHS Learning was the first in the nation to provide supplemental online classes for high school students and connect them to teachers and other students around the world. VHS Learning is accredited by Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS), WASC Accrediting Commission for Schools, and Cognia (formerly AdvancED). Courses are approved for initial eligibility by NCAA. For more information, visit https://www.vhslearning.org/ or call 978-897-1900.
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