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The Julie O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship is the generous award given by Julie’s parents following their daughter’s death in 2011 after she succumbed to a rare cancer called adenoid cystic carcinoma. Julie was one of those rare people who loved life and could make you love yours, was pre-eminently successful as a scholar and an artist, … 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

Ontario Universities’ Fair 2017

Planning to attend university next year? Not sure which school is right for you? Be sure to check out the Ontario Universities’ Fair happening September 22-24, 2017 (10 AM to 5 PM daily) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This is the only event where you can see ALL Ontario universities in one place at one time, … Read More

A Day in the Life of an Online Student

Hi, I’m Amanda! You may remember me from my student spotlight: My Return to VHS. I was asked to share more about my experience as an online student to give you a better idea of what it’s like, or at least what it was like for me. Usually I was working on four courses at a time, … Read More

Leonid “Leo” Nediak is a 14-year-old, world-renowned Canadian pianist. He has performed with Canadian and American orchestras in many cities including Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Edmonton, New York City, Princeton, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Moscow, and more. Leonid was featured in the BRAMS symposium “Musicians: Born or Made?”, and more … Read More

So we now know what Academic Honesty is; that is, what it means to plagiarize or cheat. Now, let’s examine key study skills so you can avoid the temptation to take short cuts when writing papers, listening to instructional videos or lectures, or studying for quizzes, tests, or exams. Working with credible sources will allow … Read More

Join us on September 3rd, 2017 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) in order to grant the wish of a … 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

Polar Expressions Summer Contest

Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 10th 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. Length limits will apply, so poetry must … Read More

July 1st marks an important day in Canada’s history: It’s the anniversary of our becoming a nation 150 years ago. As we celebrate this milestone by wearing red and white, waving our flags with pride, and spending time enjoying the beautiful land on which we live, let’s reflect on some of the defining moments in … Read More