High school students now have the option of online credit recovery through VHS Learning’s newly-created Spanish 1 course. The course helps motivated learners to recover the credit they need to graduate or progress to the next grade level. Spanish 1 Credit Recovery is part of VHS Learning’s established online credit recovery program. The nonprofit’s credit recovery courses are open for enrollment; students progress through the coursework at their own pace and have up to 15 weeks to complete their coursework.
Spanish 1 Credit Recovery introduces students to the Spanish language and the cultures of Spanish-speaking countries. The curriculum is guided by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Language World Readiness Standards, with emphasis on reading, writing, listening, and speaking skills. Students will record and upload videos of themselves speaking in Spanish to demonstrate their proficiency in the speaking domain. VHS Learning will also introduce Spanish 1 as an 8-week paced summer course beginning in June 2022.
VHS Learning’s 73% credit recovery average pass rate helps high schools bring struggling students back on track. “One of the keys to our success with credit recovery is the design of our online asynchronous courses,” said Carol DeFuria, President & CEO of VHS Learning. “The other key is our highly-qualified teachers.”
For more than 25 years, VHS Learning has maintained a stellar reputation for educational quality, including rigorous professional development for the certified teachers who provide instruction. All VHS Learning teachers complete graduate-level Online Teaching Methodologies (OTM) training to learn best practices for online teaching and learning, and 81% of VHS Learning teachers possess a master’s degree or higher.
VHS Learning course design and delivery standards were the model used by the National Education Association when they created the first standards for online learning. In 2019, in collaboration with the international nonprofit Quality Matters, VHS Learning helped update the National Standards for Quality (NSQ) in three areas: Online Courses, Online Teaching, and Online Programs.
Before registering for a VHS Learning credit recovery or summer course, students should consult their school to ensure credit will be granted.
For more information about VHS Learning please visit https://www.vhslearning.org/ and follow on Twitter at @VHSLearning.
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