CPS Virtual High School offers virtual online courses for students districtwide. Students can take an entire course from any Internet-connected computer, available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

CPS VHS’s mission is to offer Columbia students equal access to a wide range of high quality courses, flexibility in scheduling, and interactive online learning that is neither time nor place dependent.

If you are a motivated student and are interested in taking an online course through CPS Virtual High School  for second semester complete our application.  This is a pilot program with a limited number of seats.  Applications are due in your schools Guidance Department by December 16th.  Courses will be assigned on a first come - first serve basis. 

Why virtual instruction?

The Columbia Public Schools Virtual High School (CPS-VHS) offers online courses for 9-12 students districtwide. Columbia-certified teachers facilitate courses available via any Internet-connected computer. CPS-VHS provides Missouri students with equal access to a wide range of coursework, anywhere, any time.

 CPS-VHS  allows Missouri to

  • Expand the range of courses and opportunities offered to students
  • Offer courses for students where there are no qualified teachers to teach the course
  • Allow students to take a course not offered because there are not enough students to assign a teacher to teach the course at the school district
  • Provide courses for students who have schedules that prevent them from taking a course when it is offered
  • Present high quality instruction to students who are in alternative education settings or on home and hospital instruction
  • Provides equity across programs and school in the quality of instruction  CPS-VHS  offers “any time, any place” learning for Columbia students