Am I able to get access to a demo of courses?
Demos are always available so please use the request button and we will provide access to you.
Are Virtual Schools of Excellence Teachers certified?
All Virtual Schools of Excellence teachers are highly qualified subject matter experts who are certified in the field they teach, or have a Master’s degree in field.
Where can I learn more about the courses?
Our course catalog and curriculum page provides a course description for all courses, but we are always happy to talk to you about our classes.
How are courses taught?
Courses are taught in variety of different methods. Courses can be taught live, at your own pace, blended, in a hybrid model and students have the option and ability to customize their learning. Each course includes access to live teachers, Socratic webinars, tutors and teacher online office hours.
How are students assessed in their courses?
Students receive a variety of assessments throughout their courses. Courses contain summative and formative assessments, as well as project-based learning. Standard assessments include essays, projects, fill in the blank, multiple choice, and true false type questions.
Can students retake tests in case of failure?
Students do have the ability to retake assessments in content after a relearning or reteaching exercise with instructors.
There are no associated national exams or tests for completion of the program. There are tests and other assessments throughout each course, but no “high stakes” exams.
How many credits is a class worth?
High School courses are all worth a half credit, some courses like core courses such as Algebra 1, are broken into two halves an A semester and a B semester
Do you offer Credit Recovery, Honors Courses, AP Courses, Adult Education, or ESL courses?
What if I do not pass the TOEFL or English Placement Exam?
There is no level of failure on the exam. If the student does not score high enough to test into regular courses, the student may begin ESL courses at the A1, Basic English or A2, Early English levels and can take those courses to raise your score, and when you are ready for high school level work in English, you may add courses to your schedule.
Can those students who have completed Virtual Schools of Excellence career and technology courses apply for jobs offered by American companies?
Yes, these credentials are internationally recognized, not just for American companies
Are those primary school courses available for pupils in mainland China now?
Yes, we offer a full suite of K-12 grade courses and programs.
Are Chinese students who have earned VSOE US High School Diploma equally treated comparing with those students who are US citizens in terms of Common Application?
Yes, our Diploma is issued from a fully accredited school and the students are accorded the same rights and opportunities as those from any other accredited school.
Training's provided by VSOE to on-site tutors in a school or tuition centre or learning centre in mainland China are free of charge, isn't it?
Correct, we want to ensure our students are successful so anyone in centers supporting our virtual students would be trained by us on how to do so.
However, if a school wanted to provide online instruction for their staff, we do provide courses for adults or educators in addition to the K-12 students. These enrollments and training courses are paid for by the school, or by the adult taking the courses.
If a student hasn't earned enough credits in the first year, which results in that he or she is not able to obtain the US High School Diploma. Can he or she continue to study in the second year? what is fee standard for this scenario?
We generally charge $100 per course to reopen the class after the year for the student, Dan will need to discuss further with us.
If there is a contract (terms and conditions) between I Virtual Schools of Excellence and students or students’ representatives, where can a student or a family get it? Is it placed on Virtual Schools of Excellence website?