Africa virtual school

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The Africa virtual school (AVS) is the regional arm of the World Virtual School.

Figures quoted in November 2011 suggest AVS has over 45,000 students in some 50 countries across the continent. AVS is not actually ‘active’ in all 50 countries but does operate (with local partners) virtual schools in 20 of these.

AVS describes its offer as

The World Virtual School offers a full array of elementary, middle school and high school courses, with both remedial, advanced placement and world languages so that students around the world can earn an American High School diploma, entirely over the internet. Students pay membership fees based on their native country's GDP and can earn an American diploma for as little as $4. For students unable to pay, a scholarship program is available through the WVS.

WVS also offers an International High School diploma program that includes courses of a global nature and perspective, meant to prepare students to participate in the global economic and cultural community on par with students around the world. The International diploma program is offered at the same membership rates as other courses and is available to students of all countries who have internet access. Figures quoted in November 2011 suggest AVS has over 45,000 students in some 50 countries across the continent. AVS is not actually ‘active’ in all 50 countries but does operate (with local partners) virtual schools in 20 of these.


Its website is http://africa.wvs.us.com/

Countries where AVS operates

The Africa Virtual School has students in the following countries (enrolment figures for 2011 in brackets) but it only operates in those where indicated.