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In late 2016, we encouraged our students to enter a short story writing contest put on by Polar Expressions Publishing, and are happy to receive news that six Virtual High School students have, out of thousands of entries, made it through the first round of the contest. Our students’ work will be sent on to compete in … Read More

Canada-Wide Science Fair

Youth Science Canada plays a crucial role in nurturing scientific interest among our youth. The organization is comprised of thousands of volunteer educators, scientists, parents, and engineers who all strive to broaden youth access to science. During March and April, young people across the country compete against other youth at local science fairs. The top students … Read More

Ms. Jaime Nobes has an exciting role teaching language, math, and science in Virtual Elementary School (VES) in addition to teaching SCH3U in Virtual High School (VHS). Teaching is, for Ms. Nobes, her second career, one which she has been enjoying for the past 12 years. Her first career began after she earned her Honours Degree in Biology … Read More

Introducing FREE TUTORING at Virtual High School

Virtual High School is happy to announce that we now offer FREE TUTORING with all of our courses. As of March 1, 2017, each course includes 24/7 access to unlimited, on-demand, online tutoring at no additional cost to students. This service will be available to all presently enrolled and new VHS students and is provided by … Read More

Bid on enrollment in a Virtual High School (VHS) course! VHS donated a course to a local organization – the Kinsmen and Kinette Clubs of Goderich and Clinton, Ontario. These service clubs hold an annual auction to raise money for community projects. To provide some background, Kin Canada is a wonderful, Canada-wide organization with 500 clubs across … Read More

Encounters with Canada 2017-2018

Encounters With Canada is a unique opportunity for teens who wish to meet other young people from all over Canada during a week-long program in Ottawa, Ontario. The program offers students the opportunity to explore career options through experiential learning. To be eligible, students must be 14-17 years of age, enrolled in a Ministry-recognized school … Read More

Choose a Growth Mindset

Late one Thursday afternoon Duncan anxiously waited to hear how he had done on his recent assignment … *Ping* … 56%. Duncan’s fixed mindset story: Only 56%? Yikes! Didn’t I do any better than that? How did that happen? Everybody else probably aced it, but I didn’t. All that time and effort—what a waste. My parents are … Read More

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

My Return to VHS

Hi, I’m Amanda Regan, a former student of Virtual High School (VHS)! I have now graduated from university and returned to VHS to complete my alternative practicum for my Bachelor of Education.   I completed all 30 credits and 4 years of high school with VHS, graduating in 2012. VHS was the best preparation for … Read More

You’re enrolled in a self-paced, online course. Where do you start? How will you maintain focus? One really important thing to remember about this style of learning is that the self-motivation and self-direction required to complete the course are excellent life skills that will be of benefit to you long after you have finished your work with VHS. … Read More