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Virtual High School

St. Joseph High School offers Advanced Placement courses in collaboration with Virtual High School (VHS), a non-profit organization based in Massachusetts, which serves as a portal through which schools and teachers throughout the world offer online courses. Our partnership with VHS allows us to expand our AP course offerings to provide students with the most challenging and extensive academic curriculum possible taught by certified teachers in accredited schools.

VHS Coordinator:

  • Mr. Brian Gavin, Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction
  • (203) 378-9378 x 301

AP courses via VHS present a rigorous curriculum and are best suited for independent, self-motivated students. Students who are successful at taking online courses must be organized, independent learners, who can advocate for themselves when a problem arises.

Students may consider AP courses via VHS that are not currently offered at St. Joseph High School and are relevant to the student’s intended major or career path.


  • Students must apply to take a VHS course by:
  1. Submitting an application for enrollment
  2. Completing an interview with the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction

Approval to enroll in a VHS class will be decided by the Assistant Principal for Curriculum and Instruction.

Grading VHS 

  • VHS course grades are posted on student report cards, transcripts and factor into honor roll status and cumulative GPA. Note: the passing grade for VHS courses is 60, however, St. Joseph High School students must earn a 65 to earn a passing grade and credit. See the VHS information on Blackbaud for further requirements.
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