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The Fusion Universal Virtual School
http://www.thevirtualschool.com/
The Fusion Universal Virtual School
The Virtual School aims to democratise access to the best education for everyone, free of charge, through one of the most innovative, and accessible learning platform ever designed.
We are taking the knowledge and expertise of an award winning social learning organisation and the passion and experience of the UK's top teachers to improve access to the highest quality education.
Our videos are available as Open Educational Resources on our YouTube Edu Channel and within the platform. Come in and explore!



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The YES List: How to Select an Online School
http://www.k12.com/yes-list
The YES List: How to Select an Online School
This list should help if you are considering other online school options. How many "Yes" answers do the other programs have?
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K12 : online school
http://www.k12.com/
K12 is the leader in online learning for grades K through 12 for two fundamental reasons: we develop our own curriculum, widely regarded as the highest quality available online, and we are devoted to fulfilling the promise of education for every child.
In that spirit, we invite you to discover who we are and how we inspire learning.
We strive to develop each child's full potential with engaging, individualized learning. K12's curriculum is available through full-time public and private school programs, worldwide through our online private school, and via individual courses for supplemental needs or homeschooling.
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How Virtual Schools Can Get Real Results
http://thejournal.com/articles/2013/01/28/how-virtual-schools-can-get-real-results.aspx
How Virtual Schools Can Get Real Results
Since the Florida Virtual School (FLVS) opened its virtual doors in 1997, online learning has gone from cutting-edge to commonplace. The question for educators is no longer "How do we do this?" but rather "How do we do this better?" FLVS President and CEO Julie Young shared her lessons learned
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The Online School for Girls
http://www.onlineschoolforgirls.org/
The Online School for Girls is both the first single-gender online school and the first independent online school in the world.
As a girls’ school, we have a commitment to offering courses that are designed for the ways that girls learn best. Our teachers have created courses that focus on areas that research tells us work best to engage girls in the online medium: connection, collaboration, application, and creativity. Girls in our courses establish real connections with each other and to their teachers.
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Virtual school for students in Hospital (Korea)
http://bit.ly/PjcnnV
Kkulmat Rainbow School in South Korea - Virtual school for students in the hospital
The Kkulmat Rainbow School is a distance learning school for students that are staying in the hospital due to health impairments. The term of health impairment means a chronic or acute health problem such as attention deficit with hyperactivity disorder, diabetes, atopic diseases or epilepsy etc.
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Pearson's Virtual School Operator
http://bit.ly/KFTBWh
Pearson's Virtual School Operator Opening Physical High Schools
Education publishing and technology company Pearson opening physical versions of its virtual schools.
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E2020 Launches Virtual School Services Program
http://bit.ly/KFTkCt
E2020 Launches Virtual School Services Program
Online learning solutions provider E2020 has expanded its product portfolio to include the Virtual School Services program. The new offering is designed to let schools create their own virtual learning platforms and choose the level of service needed to extend existing capabilities for students in grades 6-12.
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Virtual School Opens for Ohio Students
http://bit.ly/KFSLbP
Virtual School Opens for Ohio Students
Students throughout Ohio now have the option to enroll in a new K-12 virtual school, Steubenville Cyber Academy (SCA).
SCA uses the Lincoln Interactive curriculum, which offers more than 250 core and elective courses, including five languages and the STEM-focused science program Cutting Edge Science. SCA students in the Steubenville area will also have the opportunity to participate in a number of on-campus programs.
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The Web School
http://www.thewebschool.eu
The Web School is an online british secondary school and college offering academic and vocational courses to young people aged 11 - 19 years old.
The Web School provides a viable alternative for those that cannot or do not want to send their children to a traditional UK based school.
Our resources include virtual classrooms where lessons are delivered by qualified teachers; a parents portal which allows parents to easily monitor their children’s progress and a Learners’ portal with online library, interactive text books, discussion boards, live chat facility, virtual common room & email and brain training games.
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MNPS Virtual Learning
http://vlearn.mnps.org
Not a "school," but a Virtual Learning Program attached to Middle College High School in Metro Nashville Public Schools, this online learning program serves full-time students who cannot attend a brick-and-mortar high school, students at those schools who want Advanced Placement classes not offered locally, and students in traditional high schools where a course is not offered or is offered at a time conflicting with their schedules--as well as students in need of credit recovery who cannot schedule the in-house online credit recovery program for some reason
Established in August, 2010, it continues to build toward supporting MNPS's goal to be the first choice for families in Metro Nashville and Davidson County.
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A Virtual School in Second Life (Visualisation)
http://vimeo.com/7042260

Virtual School from mark mullis on Vimeo.

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Colorado Virtual School
http://www.coloradocalvertacademy.com
Tuition-free Colorado Virtual Elementary School and Colorado Virtual Middle School
The Colorado Calvert Academy learning environment consists of a partnership among students, our faculty, parents, peers, and both academic and technology support teams.
The support of our team empowers your child to reach his or her full academic potential.
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Innosight Report on Florida Virtual School
http://bit.ly/4jIuZ3
Innosight Report on Florida Virtual Schoolbr> From its beginnings with a small $200,000 grant in 1997, the Florida Virtual School has grown to serve over 70,000 students a year.
This case study details the policies and decisions that led to this disruptive growth.
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Think Academy Virtual School (Hispanic)
http://www.thinkacademy.org
Virtual School (K-12) for spanish speaking people. Internet based.
Courses are delivered over the web and in 3D in Second Life. We are the most advanced virtual school in latinamerica and our technology is the best.
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WiZiQ's virtual classroom
http://www.wiziq.com/
WiZiQ's virtual classroom
Use WiZiQ's virtual classroom equipped with live audio-video communication, chat, content sharing, and session recording capabilities.
No download is required since it works with any web browser and on any operating system.
They may seek online help for homework or assignment queries. They can use WiZiQ's virtual classroom to hold live discussions or sessions.
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ABCs of the Virtual High School
http://technologysource.org/article/abcs_of_the_virtual_high_school/
ABCs of the Virtual High School
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Virtual High School
http://thevhscollaborative.org/
Virtual High School provides collaborative online education and professional development.
Imagine classrooms without walls, where students are able to attend their classes 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Imagine students working cooperatively online with others from a wide variety of ethnicities, backgrounds and geographic locations.
What you are beginning to imagine is the reality of the Virtual High School, a non-profit organization that offers content-rich, credit-bearing high school courses to students across the country and around the world.
The Virtual High School has participating high schools from all over the United States as well as many international schools.
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Colorado Online Learning
http://www.col.k12.co.us/
Colorado Online Learning provides affordable, high-quality, standards-based supplemental and full-time online coursework for Colorado schools needing credit retrieval, advanced courses, curriculum enhancements and/or to resolve scheduling conflicts.
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Illinois Virtual High School
http://www.ivhs.org
Illinois Virtual High School
The mission of the Illinois Virtual High School is to use new and emerging technologies that expand the boundaries of space and time to provide Illinois students and their teachers with increased equity and access to the highest quality educational opportunities.
The IVHS intends to deliver high-quality courses aligned with the Illinois Learning Standards.
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Indiana Virtual High School
http://www.indiana.edu/~scs/hs/highschoolcourses.html
Indiana Virtual High School
The School of Continuing Studies offers more than 100 high school courses through its Independent Study Program. The courses are based on the approved curriculum for Indiana schools, substantially reflecting state Department of Education subject area standards.
They require the equivalent amount of work and carry the same credit as similar courses offered in traditional high school classrooms.
Courses are offered online and by correspondence.
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The Virtual Institute (UNESCO)
http://www.unesco.org/iiep/eng/training/virtual/virtual.htm
The IIEP Virtual Institute was created to offer training through the use of information and communication technologies. This outreach contributes to building capacity in Member States. And participants benefit from flexible learning opportunities.
Internet-based discussion forums | Distance courses for a specific audience |
UNESCO: IIEP International Institute for Educational Planning
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Research on virtual universities
http://www.unesco.org/iiep/eng/focus/elearn/elearn_1.htm
Research on virtual universities from UNESCO: IIEP International Institute for Educational Planning
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OpenSchool
http://www.openschool.org.uk/
OpenSchool
Learning Platform VLE Using Open Source Software.
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Virtual Schools in the USA
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/schools/default.aspx
A comprehensive searchable database of schools in the USA ... including Virtual Schools.
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The MorningStar Academy
http://www.TheMorningStarAcademy.org
K-12 Accredited, Private Christian Online Homeschooling Provider.
Earn your high school diploma online!
Also see
The Grace Academy
http://www.TheGraceAcademy.org
Jubilee Academy's BLOG
http://www.TheJubileeAcademy.org/blog/
The Jubilee Academy
http://www.TheJubileeAcademy.org
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Notschool
http://www.notschool.net/
Notschool
Notschool.net is an online research project looking at ways of re-engaging young people of school age back into learning. These young people have been out of the more traditional educational systems for a variety of personal and logistical reasons.
They include the phobic, ill, disaffected, sick, pregnant and the excluded. Notschool.net is specifically aimed at those for whom traditional alternatives such as home tutoring have not worked.
The success of Notschool.net exceeded all expectations and is now in it's third phase. It is being rolled out to Education Authorities across the UK and overseas, creating a multinational and supportive learning community.
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The Virtual College : Pupil Referral Unit in Birmingham
http://www.virtual-college.bham.org.uk/
The Virtual College : Pupil Referral Unit in Birmingham
The Virtual College is a unique provider of alternative education for young people who have become disconnected from mainstream schooling. All of our young people have been out of mainstream school from between nine months to four years and have multiple barriers to learning.
The unique provision of the Virtual College aims to meet their complex needs using a combination of 1:1 tutoring in the home, with access to small, well managed groupwork, online curriculum opportunities and a work experience programe. All our students have their own laptop computer and have Internet access. This flexible provision means our young people can learn in situations that best suit their abilities and they can become part of a virtual community of other learners.
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Nisai Virtual Academy (UK)
http://www.nisaivirtualacademy.com/
Nisai Virtual Academy (UK)
The Nisai Virtual Academy (NVA) is a virtual school that provides education to children (8 to 18) unable to attend mainstream schools. We work in partnership with Local Education Authorities (LEAs) to meet pupils' legal requirements and to deliver a service that complements and extends the services currently in place.
The educational provision of the NVA meets the requirements of the National Curriculum of England and Wales, up to and including GCSE.
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Virtual High Schools
http://distancelearn.about.com/od/virtualhighschools/
Virtual High Schools questions and answers
Online high schools are becoming more and more popular. Whether students need to study from home to catch up on credits, tend to health concerns, or balance school with work (such as acting), virtual high schools can be a great choice for teens.
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Colorado's Monte Vista's On-Line Academy
http://monte.k12.co.us/ola/index.htm
Colorado's Monte Vista's On-Line Academy
OLA is the first and most experienced online school in Colorado. We offer students anywhere in Colorado a rigorous curriculum taught by highly qualified, experienced teachers. We understand that not all students fit the traditional school mold, and we are pleased to offer a positive choice to those unique students still searching for an effective way to meet their educational needs.
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Utah's Electronic High School (USA)
http://ehs.uen.org/
Utah's Electronic High School (USA)
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Virtual High Schools: Schools of the Future?
http://www.education-world.com/a_curr/curr119.shtml
Virtual High Schools: The High Schools of the Future? (article)
Join a class composed of students from different states and countries chatting and learning together yet never leaving their homes! Virtual courses, virtual student lounges, virtual yearbooks, and virtual graduations; is this the education of the future?
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Ontario Virual High School
http://www.virtualhighschool.com/
Ontario Virual High School
VHS Students are from Ontario, other provinces and other countries. Students may register to take any of the online courses below provided they meet the prerequisite requirements as outlined in each Course Outline. Tuition for all students is the same. There are no other fees and an electronic textbook is provided.
VHS Courses allow students to begin at any time in the year and progress through their course at entirely their own pace. Students write open-book unit tests at their convenience of time and place. When finished the course, students write the proctored final exam at their convenience of time and place.
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Michigan Virtual High School (USA)
http://www.mivhs.org/
Michigan Virtual High School (USA)
The Michigan Virtual High School (MVHS) is an online resource that enables Michigan high schools to provide courses (all taught by certified teachers) and other learning tools that students wouldn't otherwise have access to. It was funded by the Michigan Legislature in July 2000 to be operated by the Michigan Virtual University (MVU), a private, not-for-profit Michigan corporation.
MVHS doesn't independently grant diplomas or course credit but, instead, works in cooperation with individual school districts.
Through MVHS, Michigan high school students can prepare for tests such as MEAP and AP Exams, take a variety of courses and learn any place there is a computer and an Internet connection.
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Virtual High School (USA)
http://www.govhs.org/website.nsf
Virtual High School (USA) VHS
VHS is the education industry's leader in providing online high school courses and in preparing classroom teachers to be effective online teachers.
Learn why thousands of students in hundreds of high schools across the globe choose to participate in VHS
Review our course offerings - Arts, Sciences, Language Arts, Technical...
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Florida Virtual School
http://www.flvs.net/
Florida Virtual School (FLVS) is an established leader in developing and providing virtual K-12 education solutions to students throughout the country. Now a nationally recognized e-Learning model, FLVS began as a pilot project in 1997. At that time, FLVS began course development with limited enrollment, pioneering Florida ? first Internet-based, public high school?omplete with online high school curriculum.
Courses are delivered over the Internet. To assure student success with virtual learning, a variety of web-based, technology-based and traditional resources are provided.
FLVS offers more than 80 courses?verything from GED to honors to 11 Advanced Placement courses.
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