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After his life took a sudden turn several years ago, Kyle Farwell decided to go back to school. Kyle worked as a personal trainer in the health and fitness industry for many years. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, he made the tough decision to pursue a new career helping others with spinal cord injuries … Read More

We are excited to announce that Virtual High School’s learning environment, Brightspace, will be upgraded on August 1, 2018. The Daylight user interface is an update to the look and feel of Brightspace. The environment will feature fresh, new colours, buttons, icons, and fonts and will be easier to use on your smartphone or tablet. Because the navigation and … Read More

Join us on September 2, 2018 in Bayfield, Ontario for a morning of family fun, sport, entertainment, and fundraising — all for a good cause! Virtual High School is working with the Optimist Club of Bayfield to organize this year’s Run4Kids event, a 5 km Run/Walk. All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish® Southwestern Ontario (SWO). Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with … Read More

Virtual High School is a diverse school with students of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. Our asynchronous school model works particularly well for student-athletes. VHS’s self-paced model accommodates the busy training regimens of these students. Being a student-athlete in high school can be exhausting. Between classes, homework, training, and competitions, who has time to think … Read More

Polar Expressions Summer Contest

Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 11th annual National Poetry and Short Story Summer Contests. The contest is open to Canadians of all ages. There are two age divisions: 16 & over and 15 & under. Polar Expressions does not charge an entry fee and offers great prizes. Poetry must be no longer than 48 lines … 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

Elementary Course Suite Set to Launch at FLVS for the 2018–2019 School Year Virtual High School (VHS), Florida Virtual School (FLVS), and D2L have completed an 18-month course development project to write, design, and develop 36 elementary courses from Kindergarten to Grade 5. The project—which produced 34,903 pages of content—is one of the largest content … Read More

It is commonly referred to as summer school, but taking courses over the summer with Virtual High School (VHS) is no different from taking courses with us at any other time of year. VHS offers ongoing enrollment and self-paced courses, allowing students to decide when to enroll and how they complete their courses, whether that be during … Read More

Are you an Ontario secondary school student applying to an Ontario university and have not received an offer of admission? If so, check out the Admission Information Service! 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 … Read More

Why Are Mosquito Bites Itchy?

As Canadians know, summer months bring the warmth and light that allow many of us to enjoy our vast wilderness playground. Unfortunately, enjoying the outdoors also means risking numerous bites from swarms of blood-hungry mosquitoes that seem to target us as soon us we step outside. Have you ever wondered about the science behind the mosquito … Read More