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What is Virtual Scholars?

We are a blended online program that offers courses for students in Health, Language Arts, Science, Social Studies, and Math*.

Join your blended teachers as they bring technology to provide individual, small group, and whole class learning experiences to Portland Public students!

*at pilot schools only

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Why Virtual Scholars?

Do you ever wish you had some flexibility with your schedule? Virtual Scholars allows for that!

  • Advance to higher levels of courses
  • Improve your "D" from a previous year
  • Recover credits to get to graduation
  • Work on your course from home as well as here at your school

Meet Our Staff

Administrator: Diane Berthoin-Hernandez

Tech Integration Specialist: Maurice Phillips

Program Secretary: Marissa Thompson


Health: Carolyn Myers

Language Arts: Mishaun Christian and Elizabeth Ellis

Science: Nick Hartel

Social Studies: Lisa Rivers

Math: Sarah Daily Wall

Helping Your Student Be Successful in Blended Online Learning!

Blended online learning different than working in a classroom. Students will learn new ways of getting help, new ways of communicating with their classmates and with their teacher. They will learn new ways of showing what they know. As a stakeholder in their success, you can also help motivate them in their blended online course by doing the following three things:

  1. Communicate: encourage your student to ask for help when they need it.
  2. Interact: have your student show you their progress and grade in their VS course weekly.
  3. Advocate: support your student by encouraging them to attend their VS class period and to log in to their course 4-5 times per week.

Staying on pace with a course is the key to success in blended online learning. Please do not hesitate to contact your student's teacher if you have any questions or concerns.