Do you have a business idea? Apply for the Summer Company program offered by the Ontario government to receive mentoring and financial assistance to get your business started! You may eligible if you  are currently a student, live in Ontario, are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident, are between 15 and 29 years old, are … Read More

Kiera Vere, a Geography/Concurrent Education student at Nipissing University, recently completed her alternative placement with Virtual High School. Kiera will be completing her degree in April, 2018 at which point she will be a certified teacher, and we are sure she will be a tremendous educator. Alternative placements introduce teacher candidates like Kiera to non-traditional teaching … Read More

Some of Our Tuition Fees Are Changing

On April 1, 2018, some of our tuition fees are changing: Grade 9 tuition is increasing from $449 to $479 per course. Grade 10 tuition is decreasing from $499 to $479 per course – Actually, it already has! Enroll at this lower rate today. Grade 11 tuition is increasing from $549 to $579. Grade 12 … Read More

“The largest and most recognized art & creative writing competition in Canada for Indigenous youth.” Indigenous Arts & Stories is a contest that invites Canadians of Indigenous ancestry (self-identified Status, Non-Status, Inuit, and Métis individuals) between the ages of 6 and 29 to submit art and writing pieces that explore Indigenous heritage, identity, and culture. Participants can … Read More

Ms. Robar’s dog, Bing (left), and the view from her dock (right). Joanne Robar has been a member of the Virtual High School (VHS) and Virtual Elementary School (VES) teams since July of 2017. Ms. Robar has been teaching for 24 years in a wide variety of spaces and places. In addition to her work at VHS … Read More

Going Once! Going Twice! Bid on a Course

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

Play in Review: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Virtual High School frequently supports arts and athletic events in and around Bayfield where the school is located. With our recent sponsorship of Tennessee Williams’ Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, put on by The Livery Theatre in Goderich, we wanted to provide a review of the production. We sent English Department Head, John Smallwood, for … Read More

Augusta Ray is a VHS student from Toronto who is an up-and-coming musician. Augusta has a unique country/rock sound. She attributes this to her upbringing, listening to Shania Twain, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix. The past year has been a busy year for Augusta. She has split her time between two homes: one in Nashville, … 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

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