As you are keenly aware, this year has presented exceptional challenges for everyone—especially local charities that depend on fundraising events to help support those in need. The staff at Virtual High School and our sister company Bayfield Design wanted to offer their support to organizations that provide direct assistance to our local youth. We decided … Read More

We know that planning your post-secondary education can be stressful, so we want to arm you with as much information about your options as possible. That’s why for the past three years, we’ve invited colleges and universities to the VHS office to chat about admissions, programs, student life, and the unique opportunities they offer to … Read More

Our Favourite Teacher

You probably have that one teacher who stands out. You know, the the one whose classes were a blast, the one who went that extra mile or ten to support you, or the one who just taught you a lot about learning and life. For us that teacher is Mr. John Smallwood. Mr. Smallwood has … Read More

Teacher Spotlight: Lorraine Mlot

Besides being superhero educators, our teachers are wonderful people, each with their own passions and pursuits outside of teaching. We love to hear about the cool stuff our teachers do outside of school, about their personal achievements and accomplishments—and we sometimes find out after the fact! Well, someone ring the VHS bell, because we heard through … Read More

We know that Monday was World Teachers’ Day, but at Virtual High School we are taking the full week to celebrate and honour teachers with a little something we’re calling World Teachers’ Day Week. Because a single day just doesn’t feel like enough this year.  Today we’re focusing on the teaching profession, and remembering that … Read More

Join Our Virtual Run4Kids 2020!

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  • on August 21, 2020.

Every year since 2012, Virtual High School has held its annual Run4Kids to raise money for the Make-a-Wish Foundation. All proceeds from the event are donated to Make-a-Wish Southwestern Ontario to help grant the wish of a child with a life-threatening medical condition. Last year’s event raised over $12,600 dollars to help make Jennica’s wish come true. … Read More

New Peer Tutoring Platform

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  • on July 22, 2020.

Since classrooms emptied last March, we’ve seen some wonderful collaboration between teachers and students, and inspiring initiatives sparked by the uncertainty of the coronavirus pandemic. We’re pleased to share an exciting new tutoring service started by a group of Ontario students.  Peer4Peer is a new community-based platform for online learning support and companionship. Students can access free … Read More

Fast-Tracking Through Uncertain Times

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  • on May 26, 2020.

“It’s fun learning chemistry from a distance,” Ashley says. As the world grapples with the COVID-19 pandemic, some students are using the extra study time at home to fast-track with online courses. “I think it’s a really great way to spend your time,” says Ashley, a student at Forest Hill Collegiate. “We have so much … Read More

Xspace + VHS: Partners in Education

In 2018, Virtual High School and Xspace partnered to launch the full-time VHS-HELPS program in Beijing, China. Students who attend the HELPS program complete VHS courses through a unique blended-learning model, and they graduate with an OSSD. The HELPS blended-learning model creates a space for students to interact in purposeful ways with peers, digital course … Read More

Rising to Challenging Times

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  • on April 13, 2020.

Dear everyone The spread of the coronavirus has left no corner of daily life untouched. School, work, travel, shopping, and leisure look very different nowadays. Time itself has turned into a gooey continuum of being at home.  All of us at VHS would like to send out a special thank you to those who work … Read More