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Core Values

Alongside participating in enriching academics, becoming a member of the Virtual High School community means that students have the opportunity to practice life skills that will serve them long after they finish their courses. An apple has five chambers at its core, inside which grow the seeds of the apple. Similarly, Virtual High School celebrates five core character traits that are essential to the success of its students. Students at Virtual High School will develop these traits as they interact with the community, and complete their courses.

Responsibility

Respect

Integrity

Perseverance

Innovation

Responsibility

Understanding one’s roles and duties and being accountable for what is required in order to achieve one’s goals.

Students at Virtual High School:

  • Show interest in developing key skills for success by using feedback to improve learning
  • Work collaboratively with others, including the teacher and classmates
  • Take initiative by planning ahead for deadlines and demonstrate accountability by showing an understanding of school processes

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  • Provides engaging and appropriate lessons and assessments to maximize learning and to prepare students for the future
  • Communicates with students about learning to help them improve their performances and skill sets
  • Completes administrative requests in a timely manner to help students reach deadlines

Respect

Treating others positively by demonstrating an awareness of their unique qualities as well as their roles, duties, and goals.

Students at Virtual High School:

  • Communicate with classmates, teachers, and other Virtual High school staff in ­­­a positive and kind manner
  • Plan ahead with knowledge of school guidelines and processes, and an awareness that other students are working towards similar deadlines and goals
  • Support others by contributing to and participating in school, local, and global community events

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  • Provides inclusive learning opportunities by taking into account students’ diverse backgrounds
  • Models appropriate communication by interacting positively and with kindness to students and parents
  • Takes an interest in the success of others by facilitating and participating in school, local, and global community events

Integrity

Consistently acting in an honest, trustworthy, and respectful way.

Students at Virtual High School:

  • Find gratification and satisfaction in completing their own work to the best of their ability
  • Understand and determine what is acceptable in academic communities and act on this awareness
  • Learn and respect the values of the local and global learning community

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  • Provides resources and instructions to students on how to properly model Academic Honesty
  • Encourages students to work critically, creatively, and constructively with a global awareness
  • Nurtures academic and personal development by providing sound learning opportunities and meaningful guidance

Perseverance

Setting attainable, relevant, and worthwhile goals and remaining dedicated to achieving them.

Students at Virtual High School:

  • Develop goals and challenge themselves to meet their goals, recognizing that failure provides the opportunity to learn and try again
  • Have positive and constructive values, attitudes, and self-perceptions
  • Know that skills and abilities are not fixed and can be improved through effort and hard work

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  • Nurtures passions and encourages determination by helping students learn from and embrace challenges
  • Presents skills, concepts, and content fairly, and holds students to high standards that include participation in guided learning opportunities
  • Provides opportunities to develop personal values, maintain focus, and reach goals with well-structured courses, knowledgeable guidance, and ongoing encouragement

Innovation

Creatively approaching tasks and challenges by developing new methods, ideas, or products.

Students at Virtual High School:

  • Overcome the unique challenges of online learning, developing 21st-century skills in the process in preparation for the future
  • Take advantage of new technologies to complete innovative projects and assignments
  • Design their own schedules to pursue other opportunities and to continue to meet goals beyond academic settings

Virtual High School:

  • Provides opportunities for students to develop 21st century skills by designing lessons that are relevant to their studies and their everyday lives
  • Engages students through innovative approaches to learning by providing interactive activities, multimedia content, and opportunities to embrace new technologies 
  • Models innovation by removing barriers to learning by offering an inclusive and flexible model for students