High school students across the country and around the world are now able to earn credits from Valley Forge Military College (VFMC). In a partnership with VFMC and Citizens High School (CHS), the collaboration provides innovative and affordable online dual-credit courses to students enrolled at CHS, a private online high school.
VFMC administration and faculty has customized a catalog of mastery-based, online general education courses for those enrolled in CHS. Working collaboratively, the two institutions assure CHS content aligns with the VFMC’s high academic standards.
“The agreement enables students to access affordable dual credit and experience VFMC’s commitment to excellence in education,” said Robert F. Smith, Ph.D, MEd, provost of Valley Forge Military College. “VFMC has long provided growth opportunities for enterprising students and the partnership is a strong path for students to complete their class work while advancing college credit.”
Both VFMC and CHS are able to provide online learning experiences consistent with each institution’s focus to help students acquire the knowledge, skills, and understanding they need to thrive in the 21st century. Students taking advantage of this partnership can transfer credits earned to either their local school or the college they plan to attend in the future.
During its long and proud history, VFMC has educated many notable leaders of society including senior military leaders, politicians, heads of state, captains of industry, writers, engineers, and athletes. Alumni include General Norman Schwarzkopf, H.R. McMaster (26th United States National Security Advisor), J. D. Salinger (author of Catcher in the Rye), King Simeon II of Bulgaria, Prince Hermann Friedrich of Leiningen (businessman), to name a few.
“We know an education at VFMC is a strong step to a positive future,” said Dr. Smith. “Earning credit through this arrangement accelerates success as students head to college and then into the workforce.”
Based in New York, Citizens High School is a private for-profit online high school and one of the oldest actively accredited distance education high schools in the United States, and has provided thousands of students with learning and career pathways, leading them to social and economic stability.