Welcome from iNACOL

Dr. Jesse Welsh, Academic Manager, Innovative Learning
Environments
Virtual HS and the Academy for
Individualized Study HS
History of VHS
Year

Virtual High School

2000 - 2002

Started as an opportunity to share courses using online classes, ho...
History of AIS
Year

Academy for Individualized Study HS

2000 - 2002 Started as an opportunity to serve students in grade...
About the Courses
Full catalog of high school
courses including Honors & AP
Engaging, interactive courses
Housed in Canvas...
Individualized Teacher Feedback
Real, qualified CCSD teachers
for each class
Provide feedback to students
via assignments,...
Anytime, Anyplace Learning
Flexibility – class access
available 24/7- anywhere
there is an Internet
connection
Clubs, arts...
Advancement and/or Retrieval

Free full-time program to receive an
accredited high school diploma
Part-time/concurrent enr...
VHS Campus
Shared campus with VHS
and Vegas PBS
Classroom space for VHS and
AISHS students including full
science lab
Adde...
VHS Enrollment

180 Full-Time students currently for 2013-14
Over 3,300 Fall 2013 Course enrollments (part-time and fullti...
Upcoming Events for VHS/AISHS

VHS & AISHS Merging into a single “Academy” for the
2014-15 school year
Continue offering c...
Contact Us

Darlin Delgado, Principal
855-8435 x4100
DCD562@interact.ccsd.net

Jesse Welsh, Academic Manager
855-8435 x461...
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VHS & AISHS overview presentation 10-30-13

  1. 1. Welcome from iNACOL Dr. Jesse Welsh, Academic Manager, Innovative Learning Environments
  2. 2. Virtual HS and the Academy for Individualized Study HS
  3. 3. History of VHS Year Virtual High School 2000 - 2002 Started as an opportunity to share courses using online classes, housed at Chaparral HS. “Cyber Schoolhouse” adopted as a Distance Education Program. Began including PBS video courses, added driver education. 2002 - 2004 Opened as Virtual HS on campus of Advanced Technologies Academy as a full-time, diploma granting high school. Course enrollments: 3,395. 2004 - 2006 First graduating class of seven students in 2005. Course enrollments: 4,933 2006 - 2008 Removed requirements for live Centra sessions in courses. Course enrollments: 3,798 Ended use of video courses, moving to e-textbooks for online courses. Moved into shared Virtual HS / Vegas PBS campus. Course enrollments: 6,383. 2008 - 2010 2010 - 2012 2012 - 2014 Began development of District-level courses aligned to CCSS in collaboration with CPD. Course enrollments: 15,924. Migrated to Canvas LMS fall 2013. Began piloting District-level courses in comprehensive high schools for blended/online instruction.
  4. 4. History of AIS Year Academy for Individualized Study HS 2000 - 2002 Started as an opportunity to serve students in grades 3-12 as part of Education Services Division as an independent Study and Credit-By-Exam program. Located at East St. Louis location. Served approximately 100 full-time students. 2002 - 2004 Shifted to grades 7-12 with five testing sites across the valley, mailing packets to schools. Served approximate 300 full-time students. 2004 - 2006 Shifted to serve grades 9-12 and moved course curriculum packets on server for digital teacher access. 2006 - 2008 Developed updated curriculum packets aligned to District adopted textbooks. Office moved to Western HS. 2008 - 2010 Office moved to Bishop Gorman HS campus. Shifted to serve students in grades 10-12 with ten testing sites across the valley. Increasing enrollment with significant increase in concurrent enrollments. 2010 - 2012 Office moved to shared Virtual HS / Vegas PBS campus. Began using online content, shared with comprehensive high schools. Teachers split time to increase to 20 testing sites across the valley. Served approximately 1,000 full-time students. 2012 - 2014 School began exclusively using online content fall 2013. Shifted to serve students in grades 9-12 with ten testing sites across the valley. Served approximately 2,600 fulltime students (2013).
  5. 5. About the Courses Full catalog of high school courses including Honors & AP Engaging, interactive courses Housed in Canvas Learning Management System Accessed via Internet
  6. 6. Individualized Teacher Feedback Real, qualified CCSD teachers for each class Provide feedback to students via assignments, text, email, phone Synchronous Centra sessions for face-to-face instruction Support and tutoring available
  7. 7. Anytime, Anyplace Learning Flexibility – class access available 24/7- anywhere there is an Internet connection Clubs, arts, and sports participation through VHS and home school collaboration Parent access to classrooms online
  8. 8. Advancement and/or Retrieval Free full-time program to receive an accredited high school diploma Part-time/concurrent enrollment program to get ahead while attending home schools
  9. 9. VHS Campus Shared campus with VHS and Vegas PBS Classroom space for VHS and AISHS students including full science lab Added “Cyberlounge” Summer 2013
  10. 10. VHS Enrollment 180 Full-Time students currently for 2013-14 Over 3,300 Fall 2013 Course enrollments (part-time and fulltime) Over 13,000 Course enrollments for 2012-13 Part of District online/blended vision for 100,000 students by 2015 Averaging 14% annual growth Over 30,000 online/blended course enrollments in 2012-13
  11. 11. Upcoming Events for VHS/AISHS VHS & AISHS Merging into a single “Academy” for the 2014-15 school year Continue offering courses on traditional semester and open enrollments to full-time and part-time students Opening “Academy” Middle School for 2014-15 school year for full-time and part-time students
  12. 12. Contact Us Darlin Delgado, Principal 855-8435 x4100 DCD562@interact.ccsd.net Jesse Welsh, Academic Manager 855-8435 x4610 Jesse_Welsh@interact.ccsd.net

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