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Virtual High School (VHS)

Northland is a member of the VHS Collaborative which allows our students access to a multitude of classes with no additional fee assessed. If your child needs to fit an extra class into an already full schedule, needs a class which is not available at our school, or simply enjoys using technology and wants the challenge and flexibility of a high-quality online class, Virtual High School can help.

Virtual High School students have the opportunity to select from the online catalog of semester-length and full-year courses.

How will my child benefit from VHS?

Through VHS, your child will:

  • Take one or more middle school or high school classes online.
  • Enjoy small class sizes and low student to teacher ratios.
  • Engage in unique collaboration opportunities with peers from around the world.
  • Take advantage of the flexibility of VHS courses that can take place anywhere, anytime.
  • Participate in courses that are highly desired, yet are not typically offered locally.

How can my child participate?

  • View the catalog of course offerings at
  • Complete and return the Registration Form and the VHS Student Contract to Building 1 Receptionist for processing.
  • Upon approval by the selection committee, a monitored class period will be assigned as part of the student’s schedule.


The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has approved many VHS courses for use in establishing the initial-eligibility certification status of student-athletes. Virtual High School's NCAA School Code is 221356.

  • Before teaching a VHS online course, all VHS faculty members must successfully complete a challenging graduate level professional development course.
  • 85 percent of VHS teachers hold master's degrees.
  • 19 percent of VHS teachers hold master's degrees plus additional credits or doctorate degrees.
  • VHS teachers have an average of 16 years teaching experience.
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