Educational Institutions

Vhs Inc

  • Maynard, MA
  • www.TheVirtualHighSchool.org

Mission Statement

The mission of The Virtual High School is to develop and deliver standards-based, student-centered online courses that increase educational opportunities and 21st century skills, and to provide professional development to educators that expand the scope and depth of their instruction.

Our Beliefs:

VHS believes that student-centered online courses can be designed and delivered to promote a high quality, collaborative learning environment where student exchange and interaction is a valued component of the instructional process.

VHS believes that education need not be limited by barriers of time, place or availability; and that online learning should offer students the benefits of highly-qualified faculty and an innovative curriculum made up of diverse, exciting learning opportunities in a global classroom.

VHS believes that online teaching should enhance, rather than replace, traditional classrooms to provide solutions for schools needing an expanded curriculum, teachers seeking the latest skills, and students looking to stay competitive through cutting-edge, quality instruction.

VHS believes that the goals of education are advanced best by putting value and service first, and that a collaborative network of schools can become part of an abundant and generous educational community that promotes the affordable sharing of professional resources.

Main Programs

  1. High School and Middle School Courses
  2. Advanced Placement Courses
  3. Online Teaching Methodologies
Service Areas

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International

The Virtual High School (VHS) serves all students regardless of geographic location. Many of our students participate through their local schools, taking courses as a scheduled part of their school day. VHS supplements school programs of study, and helps schools expand educational offerings. Since 2009, students in 47 different states and 34 different countries have enrolled in VHS courses.

ruling year

2001

President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

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Jeffrey A Elliott

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Self-reported

Carol A Ribeiro

Keywords

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virtual school, online education, online courses, online learning

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Also Known As

The Virtual High School

EIN

04-3560189

 Number

5486377997

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Secondary/High School (B25)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Program 1

High School and Middle School Courses

The Virtual High School offers more than 200 unique online courses for high school and middle school students. Courses offered include an extensive variety of elective courses as well as core courses. See the VHS catalog for a complete list of courses, including course descriptions and course syllabi (www.thevhs.org/catalog)

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Program 2

Advanced Placement Courses

All VHS AP courses are approved by the College Board. VHS offers more than 20 online AP courses and VHS AP pass rates consistently exceed the national average.

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Program 3

Online Teaching Methodologies

Teachers learn to teach an online course by taking this 6 week course through The Virtual High School.

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Service Areas

Self-reported

International

The Virtual High School (VHS) serves all students regardless of geographic location. Many of our students participate through their local schools, taking courses as a scheduled part of their school day. VHS supplements school programs of study, and helps schools expand educational offerings. Since 2009, students in 47 different states and 34 different countries have enrolled in VHS courses.

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Financials

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VHS INC
Fiscal year: Jul 01-Jun 30
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Leadership

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President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Jeffrey A Elliott

Chief Operating Officer (COO)

Carol A Ribeiro

BIO

Jeffrey A. Elliott is the President & Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for VHS. Prior to joining VHS, Jeff was the President/CEO of Advanced Academics, one the leading providers of online education for public school students in the United States. There he led the company’s pioneering strategy to serve at-risk students and the deployment of its comprehensive online learning model. Before then, he served as Vice President of Development for the Wright Group/McGraw-Hill where he oversaw three divisions of this leading educational publishing company. He is a graduate of University of Chicago Graduate School of Business and University of Missouri School of Journalism.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Chuck Olson

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?