Virtual Schoolhouse services students in the 4-8th grade middle school through a blended curriculum between the VSH online A+ curriculum, and a vast array of differentiated learning opportunities. This approach provides students with real life experiences which connect learning to the real-world. Effective Professional Development provides the staff with the tools to set the standards for high expectations for every student. Students who need more attention are provided many support services and opportunities to achieve at the same high level as their peers so that the gap is narrowed between varied student achievement. As part of the vision and mission of VSH there is a commitment to providing educational resources for parents, students and staff. A strong academic focus is evident throughout the school culture and classrooms. Students are recognized bi-annually for academic achievements at the VSH family friendly awards programs. The teachers are caring professionals who strive to challenge each student to achieve at a high level.