Boston — Oct. 30, 2017 —The Middle States Association Commissions on Elementary and Secondary Schools (MSA-CESS) recently announced the appointment of four new commissioners, includingCarol Ribeiro, President & CEO of The Virtual High School(VHS, Inc.), a non-profit organization empowering schools with the industry’s best online learning programs.
“I’m very pleased to have been elected as a commissioner with the Middle States Association,” said Ribeiro, “and I look forward to helping drive continuous educational improvement both in the United States and internationally.”
Since 1887 MSA has been a leader in promoting educational quality. The Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSA) is a nongovernmental, non-profit, peer-administered organization. The Commission works directly with public and private schools as well as non-degree granting programs and special purpose schools and educational institutions, including distance learning providers. As one of its commissioners, Ribeiro will make decisions on the accreditation of institutions of elementary and secondary education and help form commission policies. MSA-CESS accredits 2800 schools across the United States and in nearly 100 countries.
Like MSA, VHS believes every child deserves access to a quality education regardless of their geographic location or economic circumstance. VHS design and delivery standards are the model used by the National Education Association in their recommended standards for online learning. The Virtual High School is an accredited, NCAA-approved, nationally recognized non-profit organization with a 20+ year history providing quality online and blended education to more than 600 schools across the United States and around the world.
About The Virtual High School
The Virtual High School (VHS, Inc.) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization has set the standard for quality online education. VHS provides middle and high school online courses for students and professional development for educators. The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development, individualized course offerings, and support for blended learning initiatives. For more information, visit www.VHSlearning.org or call (978) 897-1900.
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