Who We Are

VISnet is a program of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools, NCAIS, a not-for-profit, 501(c)3. VISnet is an educational consortium designed to support member schools in the development and ongoing success of innovative and sustainable learning models. VISnet provides member schools with independent school quality online resources for blended classrooms, supplemental academic courses for students, professional development opportunities to support innovative teaching and learning, and a robust network for collaboration. Helping schools to survive and thrive in an ever-changing educational landscape, VISnet prides itself on creating economies of scale for schools and offering quality programs and resources at affordable consortium prices. Developed and managed by independent school educators, VISnet is uniquely positioned to understand and support the needs of today’s independent schools.


VISnet began in North Carolina as an outgrowth of the North Carolina Association of Independent Schools (NCAIS) in 2009. The following year, VISnet was the recipient of a generous EE Ford grant which allowed our organization to expand beyond the boundaries of North Carolina. We now have partnerships with the Alabama Association of Independent Schools (AISA), Florida Association of Independent Schools (FCIS), the Georgia Independent School Association (GISA), the Mississippi Association of Independent Schools (MAIS), South Carolina's Palmetto Association of Independent Schools (PAIS), the Tennessee Association of Independent Schools (TAIS),  and the Virginia Association of Independent Schools (VAIS). Together, these eight states make up the Southeast Collaborative, which offers a dozen of VISnet's most popular resources to the 800 member schools within the organizations.