Falmouth High School students may take any VHS course that is not offered at Falmouth High School. If a student cannot schedule a Falmouth High School course, working through the guidance office, a student may take the Virtual High School offering of that course. Virtual High School courses generally require 5 to 7 hours of work per week. Students are expected to log in at least 3 times per week, and assignments and online discussion are due on a weekly basis. Students will also be expected to meet with the Falmouth High School Site Coordinator on a regular basis. Because the ability to work independently, manage time well, and read and write effectively are essential to success in an online course, students will be asked to provide one teacher recommendation, guidance recommendation and complete a short online survey.
Virtual High School offers over 200 full semester courses in the arts, business, English language arts, world languages, life skills, math, science, social studies, and technology. In addition, VHS offers 15 Advanced Placement (AP)* full year courses and 11 Pre-Advanced Placement courses to participating students. All of the core courses are NCAA accredited. The course catalog, as well as lots of information about Virtual High School is available at http://www.govhs.org/Pages/Academics-Catalog. Virtual High School courses are listed on the transcript by their course name - for example, "AP Physics".
Students must obtain a packet from guidance with instructions for registering for the specific online course.