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Co-Op Student Spotlight: Kevin

My name is Kevin den Dunnen, and I am a Student Content Developer here at Virtual High School (VHS). I have lived just outside Goderich, Ontario my entire life. I consider myself an athletic person, playing competitive soccer across Western Ontario, racing motocross, going to the gym, and swimming. My hobbies include staying involved in new … 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

Upgrading Marks through Summer School

Some might refer to it as summer school, but taking summer courses with VHS is no different from studying with us at any other time of the year. Since VHS offers ongoing enrollment and self-paced courses, students decide when to enroll and how they complete their courses – whether that be during the summer, after … Read More

If you were not accepted to the program you originally chose, you still have options for the fall! Education can take you in any number of different directions, so get in touch with OUAC for more learning opportunities. The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) provides the Admission Information Service (AIS) which is a listing of universities that have … Read More

New Course: ENG2P – English

English Department Heads, Sarah Simpson and John Smallwood, are pleased to announce the launch of a new version of ENG2P, a course that has been developed and written virtually all in-house. ENG2P is a grade 10 applied English course that extends the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for … Read More

Course Feature: OLC4O – Literacy Course

The Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) is typically written in Grade 10 by all students who are working toward the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. The purpose of the OSSLT is to determine whether or not students have acquired the literacy (reading and writing) skills that they are expected to have learned by the end … Read More

The Julie O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship

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

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

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

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