The Virtual High School Partners with FAME to Offer Two Free Flexible Art Electives

Monday, March 11, 2019 - 8:18 am

Boston — Mar. 11, 2019— Beginning this month, The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.), is offering high school students access to one of two free, online art courses through a partnership with FAMEan online educational platform built to teach art and design.

In its new alliance with FAME, The Virtual High School will be piloting two new, self-paced art courses for high school students grade 9-12 who are interested in exploring digital arts and design electives. The courses offered include Introduction to Digital Artsand Digital Design and Technology Foundations, which were created by the founders of The Vancouver Animation School, an accredited online animation school.  Introduction to Digital Arts focuses on introductory drawing principles, including anatomy lessons, basics of a face, shading, perspective and coloring. Digital Design and Technology Foundationswill teach students the basics of life drawing, storyboarding, and digital audio, giving them a strong foundation for animation and film work.

Students will be taught by experienced FAME artists. Each instructor has an extensive background teaching for FAME online and has real-world experience working in art, film, and animation. Classes will begin on March 18, and enrollment is free to for the first 25 students in each course.  

“This partnership offers an exciting opportunity for high school students interested in exploring art and design,” said Carol Ribeiro, President & CEO of VHS. “We are thrilled to pilot these creative courses and expand arts education for our students.”

For more information or to register students, click here and search for the course name, use code FAMEPilot when enrolling for free admission:

About The Virtual High School (VHS,Inc.)

The Virtual High School (VHS Inc.) is an online learning pioneer. Since 1996, the nonprofit organization based in Massachusetts has set the standard for quality online education. VHS provides courses taught in global online classrooms for secondary school students and online professional development for educators.  The organization also meets the unique educational needs of schools through custom course development and individualized course offerings. VHShas won numerous awards, including the Stockholm Challenge Award for Global Excellence in Information Technology, and is a three-time winner of the United States Distance Learning Associations (USDLA) award for Excellence in Programming and Excellence in Best Practices. For more information, visit or call (978) 897-1900.

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