New courses and infographic help students discover career areas that interest them
Giving students the opportunity to explore subjects outside of the standard core high school curriculum is a crucial step in preparing them for college and careers. Students taking online high school courses through VHS Learning will begin the 2022-2023 school year with many unique options for credit, from Python programming to law, thanks to the nonprofit’s newly expanded course catalog. lucrative. These new courses are in addition to the more than 300 courses already available. New VHS Learning courses for the 2022-2023 academic year include the following:
- AP® Chinese Language and Culture
- Business Law
- Career exploration and preparation
- Chinese 3
- American citizenship and government
- The law and the American legal system
- Python Programming
- Spanish 1 Credit Recovery
- Spanish 1 Summer
- Art workshop
- Veterinary Medicine
AP® Chinese Language and Culture lasts 33 weeks, while the other new courses last one semester and last 15 weeks. These new courses allow students to discover subjects that otherwise might not be accessible to them at the secondary level.
For example, Business Law serves as the basis for a first level course in business law at the college level. The course includes case studies and mock trials to deepen students’ understanding of how business law works in the United States. Students will be required to investigate hot topics such as e-law and space law, as well as interview a lawyer or paralegal.
New Art workshop The course introduces students to the fundamentals of visual art while developing the 4C skills of creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration. Students will analyze works of art, experiment with artistic techniques, participate in collaborative art projects, provide constructive feedback to their peers, and reflect on their products and processes. No previous experience in the art is necessary.
As part of its ongoing mission to make computer science education more accessible to students, VHS Learning has created its new Python Programming Classes. In this course, students will learn the basics of this versatile and powerful programming language.
In addition to the new courses, VHS Learning has created a “Explore college and careersinfographic that illustrates seven course exploration paths students can consider: Computer Science and Graphic Arts, Health and Medicine, Writing and Journalism, Business, Criminal Justice, Engineering, and Environmental Science. Each pathway outlines a series of VHS learning lessons that help students delve deeper into that area. The infographic is located here and in the new VHS Learning digital flyer.
“This infographic helps students discover career paths that interest them and supports our vision of preparing students for college, careers, and life. We pride ourselves on introducing students to unique topics that pique their curiosity and, with tools like this infographic, give them a roadmap for pursuing possible career paths while still in high school,” said Carol DeFuria, President and CEO of VHS Learning. . “We’ve also made our course catalog more interactive so it’s easier to navigate through our wide variety of course offerings. Our non-profit organization is dedicated to supporting schools by providing the ability to quickly and easily complete their local course offerings using our proven online program.
VHS Learning has a 25+ year reputation for quality teaching, including rigorous professional development for the certified high school teachers who deliver the teaching. All VHS Learning teachers complete their graduate studies Online teaching methodologies (OTM) to learn best practices in online teaching and learning, and 81% of teachers at VHS Learning have a master’s degree or higher.
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About VHS Learning
VHS Learning is a non-profit organization with over 25 years of experience providing world-class online programs to students and schools around the world. Offering more than 300 unique online courses for high school credit, including 25 AP® courses, credit recovery courses, and enrichment courses, VHS Learning is accredited by the Middle States Association Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA -CESS), Accrediting Commission for Schools, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACS WASC), and Cognia. Courses are approved for initial eligibility by the NCAA. For more information on VHS Learning, please visit https://www.vhslearning.org/ and follow us on Twitter at @VHSLearning.