STAMFORD, Conn. -- Stamford High School students are going to class in the virtual world.
Students at the high school's computer lab are taking courses online together with kids in other parts of the world on Jan. 29 as part of a partnership with The Virtual High School. The program allows the school to have access to more than 400 courses each semester to help students prepare for college.
The VHS mission is "to provide students with access to high quality online and blended learning experiences, while supporting educators with the professional development and services they need to provide an effective 21st-century education to every student," according to a release. VHS partner schools have access to 190 core, elective and AP courses.
“Online learning within middle and high schools is continuing to grow at a rapid pace as more and more educational institutions realize the importance of providing students with these pre-college experiences,” said Jeffrey A. Elliott, president and CEO of VHS, in a release. “We are delighted to be able to help support these schools in their development.”