Summer School FAQs

Do Parents/Guardians have access to their students account?
What if I’m going to be absent from class one day?
Are there deadlines for the assignments and quizzes?
Where is my Teacher?
I forgot my password…how do I get a new one?
Do I need to buy materials or a textbook?
Is there financial aid or assistance?
I’m on a 504 plan and need special accommodations.  What should I do?
How do I pay for this course?
How much is each course?
When do courses start?
What is your refund policy?
Do I get credit for these courses?
How much time do I have to spend each week?
How do I get my transcript?
What time does the course start each day?


Q: Do Parents/Guardians have access to their students account?

A: Yes. There are a number of ways that you can show support and monitor your student’s progress.  You may access their account by going to https://courses.vhslearning.org and log in using their username and password.  Click the ‘View my Progress’ link which will give you a detailed view of your students activity. 


Q: What if I’m going to be absent from class one day?

A: As long as you have internet access, you can access your course. However, if you know you will be away from internet access and unable to attend class, please contact your teacher directly via the ‘Private Topic’ within your course. 


Q: Are there deadlines for the assignments and quizzes?

A: Yes. All assignments will be due by 12AM (EST) the Friday of each week. Any work turned in after that will be accepted but will be penalized. Late work is accepted for only 1 week. 


Q: Where is my Teacher?

A: Each VHS course has a highly-qualified Teacher leading the way. Your teacher is in your online classroom and will check into the course each day to assess your work, and the work of your classmates. Since everything is conducted online, your Teacher (and fellow classmates) could be anywhere in the country, or anywhere around the world.


Q: I forgot my password…how do I get a new one?

A: Go to: https://my.vhslearning.org/PublicWelcome.aspx and click the ‘Forgot your Login and/or Password?’ button. This will reset your old password and a new one will be sent to the email address that you provide on the enrollment form. If at any point you’d like to change your password, you can log into your my.vhslearning.org account and select ‘Edit Account’ on the left hand side. Enter your old and new password for confirmation then select ‘Save’.


Q: Do I need to buy materials or a textbook?

A: No. All materials that you will need will be provided to you online and are included within the course.


Q: Is there financial aid or assistance?

A: For questions regarding payment, please contact our Finance Department.


Q: I’m on a 504 plan and need special accommodations.  What should I do?

A: If you are on a special education plan and need specific accommodations, either the student or the parent is required to notify the VHS instructor during the first week of class so the proper arrangements can be made. 


Q: How do I pay for this course?

A: Payments must be made online at the time of registration. Students from a school that is an active member of the VHS program will be presented with three payment options during registration: Pay Online (i.e. Credit Card), eCheck, Invoice my School. All other students will be presented with two options: Pay Online (i.e. Credit Card) and eCheck.


Q: How much is each course?

A: The cost is dependent on the length of the course in which you enroll. VHS has two tiers:

  • 4-week Courses for semester credit - $225 per course
  • 8-week Courses for full year credit - $400 per course

Q: When do courses start?

A: Registration opens in January for:
Summer Extended Start - June 22, 2016 - August 19, 2016
Summer Session 1 - June 22, 2016 - July 22, 2016
Summer Session 2 - July 25, 2016 - August 19, 2016


Q: What is your refund policy?

A: To review this, please visit this link: Refund Policy


Q: Do I get credit for these courses?

A: Students must determine whether their school will accept VHS Summer School course credit for credit recovery or initial credit before registering for the course.  


Q: How much time do I have to spend each week?

A: To review VHS’ recommendations, please visit this link: Summer School Student Policies


Q: How do I get my transcript?

A: Once grades are finalized at the end of each course, students will be able to view and print their transcript by logging into their my.vhslearning.org account. Once logged in, click the “View Transcript” button located on the left-hand side. This will produce a PDF report of your transcript, entitled: Report.pdf.

*We suggest that you save a local copy to your files.  If at any time you have trouble accessing this, please file a Service Ticket at http://service.govhs.org/


Q: What time does the course start each day?

A: There is no specific start time to each day.  You may log in at any time that best fits your daily schedule.