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VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL. at Lincoln Middle School Mrs. DeRiso , Site Coordinator And Netcourse Instructor www.lmsvhs.weebly.com www.thevhscollaborative.com. What is Virtual High School?.

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VIRTUAL HIGH SCHOOL

at Lincoln Middle School

Mrs. DeRiso, Site Coordinator

And Netcourse Instructor

www.lmsvhs.weebly.com

www.thevhscollaborative.com


What is Virtual High School?

  • Asynchronous, teacher-facilitated, online-course program, where students take courses not offered in their schools

  • Fall & Spring Semesters

  • 15 weeks straight through-no vacations

  • H.S. and M.S. students


Who is best suited for VHS?

  • Students must be nominated by their Team.

  • Motivated students- Want to learn and be challenged

  • Self-directed students- Do NOT need to be reminded to do homework, etc.


Who is best suited for VHS? Cont’d

  • Conscientious students- Do all the assigned work to the best of their ability

  • Organized students- Keep their class work in binders, prepared to work with all materials

  • Students with good time management; devote 8-12 hours per week


What is the rigor & time commitment?

  • High School Level Courses w/ HS Students

  • 8-12 hours per week;

    • 5 hours in school during p.5 Skills-

    • 2-4 homework/weekend

    • NEED TO BE GOOD AT TIME MANAGEMENT

    • CONSIDER AFTER SCHOOL ACTIVITIES


Materials Needed

  • Binder with 15 tabs, labeled by week

  • All 4 documents on www.lmsvhs.weebly.com

  • Signed documents by parents and student

  • Weekly Checklist

  • Any materials needed for course work


Where/When does VHS occur?

  • P. 5 Skills period every day, unless team meeting, make-up test/quiz, etc.

  • Notify me when cannot attend VHS

  • Report to my room-B332

  • Will not have study/make-up day during p.5

  • If I’m absent, stay on team and use computer; or go to library.


Communication with Instructor

  • Private Thread your Netcourse Instructor with any questions, concerns, absences, etc.

  • Need to work with instructor online

  • I am the Site Coordinator, not your course instructor.


Grading in VHS

  • NetCourse Instructor: grades your course work

    • Majority of your VHS grade.

  • Mrs. D.-grades organization with Binder checks, Midterm & Final Reflections and ILOs.

  • Grade does not count toward GPA.

  • If you fail or withdraw, cannot take another VHS course at LMS.

  • Only have 21 slots, so do not want to lose them due to “withdrawals”.


Learn More:

www.lmsvhs.weebly.com- 2014-15 Application.

  • All students must apply to the program.

  • Limited number of slots.

  • www.thevhscollaborative.org: Check out the course catalog.

  • To research courses, please read the entire syllabus by clicking on the course title. Must choose a course that accepts middle-schoolers.


Mrs. DeRiso’s email

  • derisot@fullchannel.net

  • 401.721.3492


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