Virtual High School Global Consortium is a membership fee-based educational non-profit which partners with schools to expand their course offerings. Founded in 1996, VHS is a collaborative of over 600 schools in 35 states and 42 countries. In 2009/2010, VHS had 13,000 course registrations in nearly 400 middle and high school VHS courses, including Advanced Placement, core, elective, credit-recovery and International Baccalaureate courses. The mission of VHS is to develop and deliver standards-based, student-centered online courses to expand students’ educational opportunities and 21st century skills and to offer professional development to teachers to expand the scope and depth of their instructional skills. VHS is currently working with nearly 1000 teachers who offer online courses through VHS or support students in their online courses. VHS annually trains 500 classroom teachers in online and blended teaching skills.