Distance and Online Learning

Distance Learning Courses are being offered through a partnership with OU BOCES and Capital Region BOCES. Distance learning is asynchronous; students who participate in these classes will work on computers in a classroom in Goshen High School and interact in live-time with a teacher located in the capital region. These courses will be limited in the number of seats available and the host districts give priority to their students. Students are encouraged to sign up for these courses but understand that enrollment may be subject to limitations beyond our local control.  If a class fills up our students will have the opportunity to sign up for the same course via online learning (described below).

Online Learning Courses are being offered through a program called Virtual High School which is offered by OU BOCES.  These classes allow students to interact with a teacher and other students on a flexible schedule.  Students sign into classes during a set time every day but can work through courses on their own pace (finishing by the end of the semester).  A real teacher is assigned to each class, but students will not interact with this teacher in live-time. Students and families can learn more about this programming by visiting https://vhslearning.org.

Classes available through Distance and Online Learning:

  • Personal Finance
  • Business Law
  • Computer Programming
  • Web Design
  • Introduction to Nanotechnology*
  • Hospitality and Tourism Management*
  • Latin III
  • Art History

* Signifies a class that is only offered through Distance learning and enrollment not guaranteed

Online Learning Course Descriptions

Personal Finance

This course is designed to introduce students how money works as well as manage their own personal finances in an efficient manner. Students will develop practical skills to manage their personal finances while applying them to real-life applications. These skills will provide students a solid foundation that will guide them in making informed decisions, promote financial independence, ensure personal security, and work towards maintaining a stable financial future.

Business Law

Designed for students who have a desire to learn more about legal issues that will affect them in the present and in the future. It will acquaint students with basic legal principles common to business and personal issues. Ethics, the origin of law, our court system structure, contracting, buying and selling, employment, organizing a business, real estate, wills, trust, and marriage and divorce will be explored. Students will leave the course with an understanding of legal issues impacting their lives in today’s world. They will leave the course with an understanding and preparedness to face future legal issues.

Computer Programming

Computers are capable of doing fantastic things, ranging from mundane calculations to exciting virtual reality. However, it is a programmer’s job to teach the computer how to do meaningful tasks. That’s where you come in. This course is an exploratory programming course that uses one of the easiest programming languages in the world today, Visual Basic. It’s a graphically-oriented language that allows for the easy construction of useful programs. Students will gradually build a vocabulary and syntax to create programs that meet specific guidelines. The logic and creativity used in solving the course problems will enlarge a student’s capacity for problem-solving in all other disciplines.  The course activities provide a great introduction to programming in general. With the support of the course instructor and the rest of the class, students will experience a non-threatening laboratory in which to experiment with their ideas

Web Design

introduces students to the raw materials of web content and the design techniques that create effective web communication and interaction. The three primary web languages, HTML, CSS, and Javascript, form the raw materials; web standards from the W3C help shape design techniques for media creation, navigation, and interactivity.  Students will create single-page and multi-page web artifacts that meet the standards of the industry. Each week, students will be introduced to a new set of language, computation, and design skills. Students will create one new web project per week to solve a particular problem using their acquired skills. They will also work in teams to create a multi-page site for a real-world client over the course of the semester. Class participation and collaboration will be emphasized so that an authentic design and development community can emerge from the class.

Latin III

students will start with an extensive review of grammar forms studied in Latin I and II. They also will review the history of Rome. In Latin III, they will read excerpts from these Latin authors: Julius Caesar, Cicero, Catullus, Ovid, and Vergil. From these writings, students will analyze periods of history from the late Republic throughout the Empire. They will concurrently study more complex Latin grammatical forms.

Additional online learning classes and descriptions coming soon.