Virtual Elementary School is Virtual High School’s sister school and offers online elementary level courses to students living anywhere in the world.  A common question that Virtual Elementary School (VES) receives is “How can my family use VES in our homeschooling plan?” The short answer is that VES is similar to using a textbook to learn … Read More

Virtual High School now offers a new edition of CHA3U, American History, a grade 11 university level course that enables students to gain an understanding of the social, economic, political, and cultural development of the United States from colonization to the present. CHA3U provides students with the opportunity to learn about the contributions that various … 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

Start a Summer Company

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

Run4Kids, a 5 kilometer run/walk in Bayfield, Ontario, is organized by Virtual High School and the Bayfield Optimist Club each year. Last year’s event supported Memphis’ wish through Make-A-Wish® Southwestern Ontario. Memphis is a nine-year-old boy from the Chatham-Kent area who lives with cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is a disease that mainly affects the digestive system and lungs. … Read More

Mental Health Stories [4]

This is the fourth post in our series of mental health stories. We want to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness by talking about it, so we are sharing real stories from our students and staff about the difficult realities of mental illness.  Our Stories I had to deal with a mild depression during a … Read More

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