Virtual High School
Virtual High School (VHS) is a nation-wide cooperative project, originally funded by a Technology Challenge Grant from the US Department of Education. Marlborough High School is one of the five original Massachusetts high schools that instituted this opportunity for students. Through participation in the Virtual High School, students acquire the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly technological world.
Online learning through VHS helps students master course content, as well as develop communication, collaboration, and creative problem solving skills. The majority of VHS courses are one semester (half year). There are approximately 150 course offerings throughout all disciplines.
Most VHS courses are at the honors or Advanced Placement (AP) level. Students enrolled in VHS should be highly motivated to work independently. Therefore, students must have a strong teacher or guidance counselor recommendation to participate in VHS.
A complete catalog of courses and their prerequisites is available on the VHS website (http://thevhscollaborative.org/).