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Explore: 2019 Program

The Explore Program is put on by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. The program offers young people the opportunity to travel, learn, practice the French language, and experience new cultures. There are programs for ages 13–15 as well as for ages 16+. 13–15 The program for youth aged 13–15 is available during the summer … Read More

It’s important, and sometimes difficult, to decide which courses to take. The most important thing to do when selecting courses is to plan early. High school course decisions begin in Grade 8 as students prepare to enter Grade 9. The choice between applied and academic streams can significantly affect a student’s path throughout high school and during … Read More

Setting Goals

The new year often causes many of us to think about new beginnings. It’s a common time for making resolutions. What are your goals this year? Setting Goals Where do you start? Think about the changes you want to make in your life. Do you want to start doing something? Stop doing something? Once you have … Read More

Reflecting on 2018 at VHS

2018 was another busy and exciting year at Virtual High School. As we gear up for 2019, we’d like to reflect on some of the big events from the past year.  New Courses Virtual High School’s academic departments continued to work on updating courses. New versions of ENG4U, OLC4O, and MCR3U launched in 2018. ENG4U, … Read More

5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Holidays

  • By VHS.
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  • on December 20, 2018.

During the holidays, it is easy to fall out of routine. Temptation takes over and we spend too much time eating, sleeping, and watching Netflix. While enjoying yourself and the company around you is important, it is also important to make the most of your time away from the classroom or computer. With that in … 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

Holiday Donation 2018

The holiday season has arrived and Virtual High School staff are focused on how we can support the local community. It is a time of giving, and with that in mind we are aiming to provide families and youth in the area with some joy and happiness through donations. This year we will again be … Read More

Terry Fox Humanitarian Award

Applications are now being accepted for the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. This award is open to students of all abilities and fields of study. To be considered for the award, you must Be in good academic standing Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada Be graduating from high school, be completing your first … Read More

STEAM Horizon Awards

Are you a student who is interested in a STEAM-related field? Are you an aspiring scientist, inventor, or designer? Do you want to create positive change in your community? Well, here is your chance to show what you can do—and win money toward your post-secondary education!   The STEAM Horizon Awards invite Canadian youth to promote … Read More

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week takes place during the week of November 18-24. During this time students, staff, parents, and the community are encouraged to learn more about bullying and what they can do to prevent such occurrences. Bullying  is repeated, persistent, aggressive behaviour directed at an individual or individuals. Such behaviour is intended to … Read More