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At Virtual High School, we know just how quickly costs can add up when you venture off to college or university! Launched in 2021, the Sommerville Scholarship was created to help alleviate some of those financial concerns for students choosing to pursue programs in the areas of history, geography, politics, or economics. Named for one … Read More

The Ontario Ministry of Education has been working for the last few years on a “de-streaming” initiative for its curriculum. From what they’ve announced, their plan is to completely de-stream Grades 9 and 10 in Ontario. So, what does this mean for students and their families? We’ve gathered the answers to some of the most … Read More

Looking for summer school options? Have a tight college or university deadline to meet? Need to finish one last credit to graduate? Want to lighten your course load for the fall? We’ve got you covered at Virtual High School! The beauty of the asynchronous model at VHS is that while you’re making plans to hit … Read More

For more than 25 years, Education Quality and Accountability Office (EQAO) tests have been given by the province of Ontario to test the reading and mathematical readiness of students as they prepare for higher education and the workforce. These tests often caused students and teachers considerable stress as they felt that their test scores might … Read More

International Women’s Day of 2022 is all about breaking biases! In recognition of this theme, we’re highlighting women in traditionally male-dominated careers who are challenging gender stereotypes and discrimination. We hope that you’ll celebrate their achievements by becoming inspired to take action against gender inequality in your own way!   Lora McMillan Role Title: Senior … Read More

Looking to find out what makes Virtual High School different from other remote learning options? With over 20 years of experience designing online courses, Virtual High School has developed a unique approach to teaching in the online environment. In that time, we’ve learned a tremendous amount about what works well and what doesn’t. Let’s dive … Read More

Department Spotlight: Music

If anything is positive about the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s the time that it afforded people to take up new hobbies and pursue their passions. Others may just be getting back to the hobbies or work that they love now. Want to learn how to play the mandolin? It’s a good time to do it. Always … Read More

Virtual High School’s new grade 12 academic English course, ENG4U, is anything but status quo! In fact, the entire course empowers you to explore the idea of status quo and the extent to which, as poet and activist Sonia Sanchez asserts, “all writers are political.” Whether you are developing the power of your own voice, … Read More

The holiday season is the perfect time to acknowledge local not-for-profit organizations and volunteers who give back to their community all year long. This December, we’re highlighting Tobias Ireland, the public information officer for the London Search and Rescue (LSAR) team! Founded in 2002, the London Search and Rescue team is comprised of highly-skilled volunteers … Read More

In order to make informed political decisions, students need to have the skills and knowledge required for deciphering the political contexts that surround them. Our new Canadian and International Politics (CPW4U) course gives students the opportunity to analyze current political matters from a number of different vantage points. Students will explore political decision-making and ways … Read More