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The Virtual High School Launches Full-Time Online Private High School: Massachusetts Mayflower Academy

October 3, 2016

The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), an educational non-profit offering schools and parents the industry's best online learning programs, has officially launched Massachusetts Mayflower Academy, a full-time online private high school. Students who are accepted and choose to enroll in the academy will work to meet graduation requirements and earn an accredited high school diploma online.


"Our online program prepares students for college and careers by improving time management, online collaboration, and technology skills," said Carol Ribeiro, President and CEO of VHS.  "The goal of Massachusetts Mayflower Academy is to provide students with a supportive full-time online learning environment where they can develop life skills while earning their high school diploma. During our 20 years of educating students online, we have found that many students benefit from learning in a collaborative online environment. We're pleased to provide students with this alternative path to receiving a high school diploma."


Since 1996, the VHS mission has been to provide middle and high school students with access to high-quality online and blended learning experiences while supporting educators with the professional development and services they need to provide effective education for every student. Schools and parents that partner with VHS have access to a wide range of core, elective, credit recovery, STEM and AP® courses that inspire, ignite and deepen learning. VHS helps students develop independent learning skills, prepare for college and careers, earn credit, and engage with their peers in global classrooms. Launching Massachusetts Mayflower Academy enhances these efforts by expanding options for students searching for a more flexible way to earn a high school diploma.


At Massachusetts Mayflower Academy students choose from a wide variety of 200 courses including an expansive offering of Advanced Placement and STEM courses. Gifted and talented, humanities, and ESL courses are also available. Students who enroll in the academy will register for online courses with students from all over the United States and around the world. All teachers are highly trained, experienced classroom instructors and have completed best-in-class online professional development to make them successful online educators.


About The Virtual High School Inc.

The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts has set the standard for quality online education. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development for educators.  The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development and individualized course offerings. VHS design and delivery standards are the model used by the National Education Association in their recommended standards for online learning. The organization has won numerous awards, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology, and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Association's (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices. For more information, visit www.vhslearning.org or call (978) 897-1900.