Welcome from iNACOL
Dr. Jesse Welsh, Academic Manager, Innovative Learning
Virtual HS and the Academy for
Individualized Study HS
History of VHS
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:
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.
History of AIS
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
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).
About the Courses
Full catalog of high school
courses including Honors & AP
Engaging, interactive courses
Housed in Canvas Learning
Accessed via Internet
Individualized Teacher Feedback
Real, qualified CCSD teachers
for each class
Provide feedback to students
via assignments, text, email,
Synchronous Centra sessions
for face-to-face instruction
Support and tutoring available
Anytime, Anyplace Learning
Flexibility – class access
available 24/7- anywhere
there is an Internet
Clubs, arts, and sports
participation through VHS
and home school
Parent access to classrooms
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
Shared campus with VHS
and Vegas PBS
Classroom space for VHS and
AISHS students including full
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
Averaging 14% annual growth
Over 30,000 online/blended course enrollments in 2012-13
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
Darlin Delgado, Principal
Jesse Welsh, Academic Manager