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On Thursday, April 25th, several Huron County students along with their family members and the award sponsors gathered at the Bayfield Town Hall for the 2019 YMCA Celebration of Youth Awards. These awards aim to recognize the youth in the county who have demonstrated compassion, innovation, academic responsibility, development of personal talents, and active leadership … Read More

“Mental health is about more than mental illness. It’s more than being happy all the time. It’s about feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life’s highs and lows. Everyone deserves to feel well, whatever their mental health experience. And we all need a support system to lean on.” … Read More

Isaiah Grewal is a non-speaking apraxic autistic student currently enrolled in multiple courses in grades nine and ten with VHS. The flexible, online learning environment has allowed Isaiah to focus his energy on learning and achieving good grades, whereas the typical bricks-and-mortar school environment can cause Isaiah sensory overload and prevent effective learning. With interesting … 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

We are delighted to announce the launch of a new version of PPL1O, Health Active Living Education, commonly referred to as “Grade 9 Gym.” How Is Gym Taught Online? Online physical education focuses on the teaching of the individual movement skills outlined in the curriculum through offline exploration. Our course and teachers allow students to … Read More

Our International Student Fee is Changing

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  • on April 11, 2019.

On May 1, 2019, the International Student Fee will be increasing by $50. Virtual High School administrative staff continue to prioritize additional administrative elements and costs associated with international student registration and support. With this fee increase we will continue to provide outstanding support and service to our international students. Please note that since VHS … Read More

Sunny Cha is an 18-year-old VHS student working towards her Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). She was born in South Korea and at an early age moved to Vancouver, where she spent seven years attending elementary school and eventually became naturalized as a Canadian citizen after her mother passed the national citizenship test. Due to … Read More

Our international student population is on the rise at Virtual High School. Each year, more international students enrol to take courses with the end goal of earning an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). Students can also take single courses to meet prerequisite requirements or to gain experience with the Ontario curriculum. The OSSD is a … Read More

Early in the 20th century, decades before the internet and Virtual High School existed, distance education was in its infancy. For those living in remote communities in the Great White North, there were often no local schools to attend and no educators to teach important life skills like literacy and basic math. To find a … Read More

Ethan Sommer is a 13 year old grade eight student from a small town called Dungannon, Ontario, that is fairly local to Virtual High School. He lives with his parents and sister as well as his cat, two dogs, and eleven chickens in an off-grid home that the family powers with solar and wind energy. … Read More