Middle School Gifted & Talented Courses
VHS offers high school courses for Gifted & Talented middle school students. VHS recognizes that many middle school students are academically ready for high school courses, but their chronological age sometimes keeps them from experiencing the challenges they need to stay motivated and excited about school. That is why VHS is now offering credit-bearing high school courses to gifted and talented middle school students.
VHS has carefully identified high school courses suitable for gifted and talented middle school students. Courses are 15 week full-semester courses. All VHS courses are instructor-led with a high emphasis on peer-to-peer collaboration.
Courses – selected high school courses for gifted and talented middle school students.
Program Description – PDF file that includes a
program summary and course listing.
Middle schools interested in joining VHS and expanding their gifted and talented curriculum with online high school courses should contact a VHS representative at 978-897-1900 or read about how to Join VHS.
Schools currently participating in the VHS collaborative can extend their existing membership seats to include their feeder middle schools and provide gifted and talented students the opportunity to be challenged by online high school courses. The existing VHS site coordinator may coordinate and monitor these enrollments, or the middle school may train additional coordinators within the school at no additional fee. For more information, please contact your designated VHS account manager at 978-450-0509 or submit a request for more information.
If your school is not a member of VHS, you can still enroll. For more information please contact Steve Walsh at stevewalsh@goVHS.org , or 978.897.1900 X 131.
Not the Easy A…
Some people think that taking an online class is like independent research and that online classes do not require as much work as face to face classes do. As you and I know, they could not be more wrong. Although VHS students are granted far more independence than most face to face students are, we still have deadlines and homework assignments like face to face students do. And far from working solo 100% of the time, our VHS instructors provide us with numerous support systems (like the Question and Private threads) and methods for success. In addition, I have been made aware of dozens of educational websites by my instructors that I never would have found otherwise. This awareness of and ability to locate free educational material will be a boon to me throughout my educational career.
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