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Co-Op Student Spotlight: Kevin

My name is Kevin den Dunnen, and I am a Student Content Developer here at Virtual High School (VHS). I have lived just outside Goderich, Ontario my entire life. I consider myself an athletic person, playing competitive soccer across Western Ontario, racing motocross, going to the gym, and swimming. My hobbies include staying involved in new … Read More

Bursary Deadline Approaching

The John Smallwood Bursary makes VHS courses accessible to deserving students by offering the full tuition cost of one VHS course to a student who is economically disadvantaged. The bursary is awarded in January, March, May, July, September, and November of each year. Students must apply for the bursary by the 15th of the awarding month … Read More

Meet Max, a Virtual High School student who has been accepted into the International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. The Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, education, and training in theoretical physics. Its mission is “To advance our understanding of the universe … Read More

Upgrading Marks through Summer School

Some might refer to it as summer school, but taking summer courses with VHS is no different from studying with us at any other time of the year. Since VHS offers ongoing enrollment and self-paced courses, students decide when to enroll and how they complete their courses – whether that be during the summer, after … Read More

If you were not accepted to the program you originally chose, you still have options for the fall! Education can take you in any number of different directions, so get in touch with OUAC for more learning opportunities. The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) provides the Admission Information Service (AIS) which is a listing of universities that have … Read More

New Course: ENG2P – English

English Department Heads, Sarah Simpson and John Smallwood, are pleased to announce the launch of a new version of ENG2P, a course that has been developed and written virtually all in-house. ENG2P is a grade 10 applied English course that extends the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for … Read More

Course Feature: OLC4O – Literacy Course

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is typically written in Grade 10 by all students who are working toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The purpose of the OSSLT is to determine whether or not students have acquired the literacy (reading and writing) skills that they are expected to have learned by the end … Read More

Cheating and Plagiarism

Learning to think and work independently is all part of the educational process. At VHS, we expect our students to take responsibility for their work and all of their actions in their courses. Sometimes the expectations to obtain a certain grade or meet a tight deadline leaves students feeling pressured to take short cuts and … Read More

The Julie O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship

The Julie O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship is the generous award given by Julie’s parents following their daughter’s death in 2011 after she succumbed to a rare cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma. Julie was one of those rare people who loved life and could make you love yours, was pre-eminently successful as a scholar and an artist, … Read More

Meet Ms. Katherine Stevenson, a teacher in our Social Sciences and Humanities department. She currently teaches HSB4U, Challenge and Change in Society, as well as HFA4U, our new Nutrition and Health course! Ms. Stevenson has always been passionate about teaching. She first began teaching swimming at age 16 and has been teaching a variety of … Read More