Are the courses really free?

Yes! Our mission statement is to be volunteer run and voluntary donation supported so that we can always offer tuition-free courses. We have no employees, only volunteers, even for administration of the project. We are not a business trying to get a reputation built up and then start charging for our services. We home school failies have had a rich history of teaming up to help each other locally in co-ops and the VHSg porject is much like that but on an international level.

Several courses may need you to locate a course text, lab gear, etc. for your student. You can locate these new or used from a variety of vendors online or locally. The course description will typically have any required items listed so that you know what will be needed before you enroll.

If you are able and are interested in donating to the project, we do take donations through the summer from early June through to July 31. Donations cover our tools we need such as the virtual dedicated server needed to run our LMS, the online classrooms for each of our teaching volunteers (our biggest annual expense at over $5000 a year), software to build our interactive lessons (Adobe Captivate was adopted for our new interactive lesson builds this year which will gradually replace the video lectures), and varied team and administrative tools needed to help us efficiently share the jobs of running VHSG and communicating with families and volunteer team members working on team projects and training. We appreciate the help so that we can better help each of the families using our courses.

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