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

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virtual high school


at Lincoln Middle School

Mrs. DeRiso, Site Coordinator

And Netcourse Instructor

what is virtual high school
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
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
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
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
materials needed
Materials Needed
  • Binder with 15 tabs, labeled by week
  • All 4 documents on
  • Signed documents by parents and student
  • Weekly Checklist
  • Any materials needed for course work
where when does vhs occur
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
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
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
Learn More: 2014-15 Application.

  • All students must apply to the program.
  • Limited number of slots.
  • 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
Mrs. DeRiso’s email
  • 401.721.3492