Virtual Community School Of Ohio
The Virtual Community School of Ohio (VCS Ohio) is a non-profit organisation and charter school which provides free, flexible, online education for students in grades K-12, located in the US state of Ohio. Any student living in the state of Ohio can participate in VCS Ohio at no charge.
There were 1,135 students enrolled in 2009-2010.
VCS is intended for students who choose not to attend traditional schools for physical, health, personal or philosophical reasons. VCS Ohio is ideal for home-schooled students, students who are parents, students who need flexible school hours and students with physical and/or emotional limitations that make learning from home a necessity. Students use Elluminate and Holt textbooks.
The Virtual Community School Of Ohio web site is at http://www.vcslearn.org/
The Reynoldsburg School District partners with VCS Ohio to offer this online school. VCS Ohio is a community school funded through tax dollars provided by the Ohio Department of Education.
Students receive a free computer, printer, scanner and internet access while enrolled.
VCS Ohio allows students to progress at their own pace, e.g. graduate early.
Students can earn high school and college credit for online classes offered through Kent State University.
- "A National Primer on K-12 Online Learning", iNACOL, October 2010, http://www.inacol.org/research/docs/national_report.pdf
- "Keeping Pace With Online Learning: An Annual Review of Policy and Practice", Evergreen Education Group, 2010, http://kpk12.com/reports/
- Virtual Community School of Ohio web site, http://www.vcslearn.org/
- "Virtual Community School of Ohio", CCD Public school data 2009-2010 school year, NCES, http://nces.ed.gov/ccd/schoolsearch/school_detail.asp?Search=1&SchoolID=390021704741&ID=390021704741