Through participation in the The VHS Collaborative, SevenStar Academy, and other organizations, students acquire the skills needed to succeed in an increasingly technological world. Online learning helps students to master course content, as well as develop communication, collaboration, and creative problem solving skills.
This year Dalat students will have over 200 courses to choose from. Students can go online, to the VHS website at www.govhs.org and the SevenStar website at http://thevhscollaborative.org/ to view the complete catalogue of courses. Students interested in taking an online course must request approval from the guidance office and the e-learning coordinator.
Dalat also offers its own "hybrid" eLearning courses to students through DIScourse. Many Dalat teachers are using the DIScourse technology in the classroom and some courses are taught entirely through this system.
Dalat International School has offered online courses to our students through various providers since 1999. Online courses give students an exciting and challenging new medium for taking courses and have a proven track record as not only a viable alternative to the traditional classroom, but in some cases a superior delivery method for course content. Online courses give students flexibility in scheduling, provide upper level classes for motivated students, and serve to enrich Dalat's curriculum offerings. Online courses have unique demands on students and typically require a high level of individual accountability and self-motivation.
DIS students are required to complete at least one class online as a graduation requirement to help prepare them for continuing education beyond high school. To that end we have partnered with several different online providers to give students a broad course selection. We also offer several "hybrid" classes that combine the best of the traditional classroom teacher support along with the benefits of online delivery. In these classes students attend the course online but meet face to face with their teacher for one class per week on campus.
Because of the nature of online classes unique policy is needed to clarify expectations for all students. See the submenu's on the right for more details on Online Education with Dalat.