The latest annual survey and pass rate data from The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.) has found school administrators, teachers and students reporting satisfaction with and success from the online program. In the 2016-2017 academic year, the average pass rate for VHS students who sat for Advanced Placement® exams surpassed the national average.
One example is AP® Computer Science Principles, a new computer science course in which students think creatively and use technology to explore real-world questions in subjects that interest them. The VHS average student pass rate (students who received a score of 3 or higher on the related AP® exam) was 94.1 percent while the national average for AP® Computer Science Principles was 74.5 percent. In the VHS course AP® European History, which includes activities such as debates, role-playing, and participation in research groups using Web 2.0 tools, the average pass rate was 71.4 percent compared to the national average of 44 percent. In The Virtual High School’s AP® English Literature and Composition course, 88.9 percent of VHS students passed the AP® exam compared to the national average of 52.6 percent.