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December 19, 2012

Happy Holidays from VHS | Career Resolutions for the New Year | Upcoming Events

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Happy Holidays from VHS, Career Resolutions, and Upcoming Events…

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December 2012 eNewsletter
 In this issue:  Happy Holidays from VHS, Career Resolutions for the New Year,
Options in Credit Recovery, Upcoming Events

Photo of Two PeopleHappy Holidays from Everyone at VHS
A Look Back on the Past Year

It’s been a busy year at The VHS Collaborative. Last spring we introduced our new name and debuted anew look and feel, and this fall we welcomed our new CEO. And while change was definitely in the air this year, we’d like to take a step back and reflect on where and how we started.

Since 1996, VHS has been educating students around the world with our unique co-synchronous learning model – offering high-quality online courses that foster 21st century skills. We’ve always believed in partnering with educators to provide a wealth of opportunities to both students and teachers – opening doors that would be otherwise unavailable in a brick and mortar school.

As we look ahead to the upcoming year, we promise to continue to create quality courses for both students and educators, and provide more of the online opportunities that enrich education and have become synonymous with The VHS Collaborative.

We wish all of you a joyous holiday season and a very happy and healthy 2013!

Career Resolutions: Ring in the New Year with Professional Development
Enhance Your Skills and Create an Engaging Classroom

Start your year off right by giving your classroom a 21st century reboot. Our 6-week online Professional Development courses help educators create engaging online and blended learning options for their students. Discover new skills and web tools to enhance your face-to-face and online classrooms with courses such as

Our Professional Development courses earn you 67.5 PDPs for only $275 ($175 for teachers from VHS Member Schools). You can also earn 3 graduate credits per course from various colleges for an additional fee. Next session starts January 23rd. Sign up now. Space is limited.

Credit Recovery: Looking at Online Options
Getting Students Back On Track

Do you have students that have struggled in a traditional classroom this past semester? Students that have fallen behind on work or missed school due to illness or personal issues? Online credit recovery courses may be the perfect solution for these students.

With the Credit Recovery Program at The VHS Collaborative, students have the ability to recover a full year course in one semester! Our 15-week courses, based on our acclaimed co-synchronous model, are suited for students who have fallen behind in class or missed school due to illness or personal issues. It allows them the opportunity to catch up on their work in one semester as opposed to having to repeat an entire school year.

This online program is ideal because it fosters peer assistance and engagement among students through open forum discussions and debate, and offers guidance and instruction with highly-qualified teachers. This dual collaboration and learning is key to the success of these students.

We offer credit recovery options in:

English 9 | English 10 | English 11 | Algebra 1 | Geometry | Biology

Give your students the chance to recover the credit they need to earn toward graduating on time. Enroll them in our Credit Recovery Program today. For more information, please call 978-997-1900 x3 or contact us at

Upcoming Events
Join Us for Our Monthly Webinar Series

Topic: Implementing Third Party Applications Into Your LMS
Tuesday, January 29th, 2013
Time: 12pm EST

Third party applications can be powerful learning resources. This webinar will look at some staples that have been successful at inspiring students and educators, and have catapulted learning to the next level.

  • See a sample of these applications in action
  • Learn how they “talk” to your main course area or concentration
  • Explore the ins and outs of course blogs and wikis, audio podcasting and voice discussion
  • Discover how to incorporate slideshows, music composition, and more
Sign up now. Space is limited.

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