The Virtual High School at Prince William County Schools (VHS@PWCS) is a program designed to expand the access of challenging curricula through the delivery of high quality online courses. The VHS uses highly-qualified PWCS teachers and requires in-person orientation and exams. The courses are student-focused, teacher-led, and are offered in an accelerated semester format. The VHS does not offer a complete high school diploma program online. The credit earned is entered into the student's record by the student's base school. VHS courses are NCAA-approved as non-traditional course offerings. The VHS @ PWCS also accepts home instructed students with enrollment in their local base school to receive and apply the student's course grade. Contact email@example.com for more information.
The VHS offers courses for full credit in three sessions per year: fall, spring and summer. Students attend Orientation and then work from any location with Internet access to complete their assignments and take their assessments online. Students must take mid-term, SOL and final exams face-to-face with their instructor. Virtual High School courses are not self-paced, self-directed courses. They are based on a published schedule and require consistent interaction with the instructor and peers. Students can work ahead as along as they are meeting the set deadlines and must meet together at a pre-established date and time for high-stakes exams such as mid-term, final, and SOL.