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Writing Your Way Out of the Status Quo: Grade 12 English
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- on January 6, 2022.
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
It comes as no surprise that people around the world have become much more introspective and reflective over the course of the pandemic. Great minds everywhere are looking for solutions to complex issues like poverty, systemic racism, and healthcare shortages. The courses in Virtual High School’s Canadian and World Studies Department cover the geographic, economic, … Read More
The long-awaited Grade 10 French (FSF2D) course is here! Finalement! In this brand-new course, you will explore parts of The Wormworld Saga story. As you read through the graphic novel, you will be taken to a world of fantasy, but you will also be learning about the author’s use of various features and elements. In … Read More
Where Real Life and Math Tie the Knot: Grade 9 De-streamed Mathematics
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- on September 22, 2021.
Grade 9 Mathematics, MTH1W, has been reinvented into a math course unlike any other high school math course! This might make you uneasy, and you might be wondering, “Should math change?” These sentiments are understandable; math is based on unchanging principles that have been part of our history for hundreds of years. However, the ways … Read More
Virtual High School is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Check out our interview with VHS Principal Stephen Baker, Director of School Administration Ashley Homuth, and Senior Director of Operations Sandi Baker to find out how we’re learning from the past, adapting to the present, and looking forward to the future. What would you consider to … Read More
If there’s one thing that we’ve learned from the chaos of the pandemic, it’s that community is the key to EVERYTHING. (That, and the importance of having comfy sweatpants and snacks on hand at all times.) At Virtual High School, we want every student to feel encouraged and uplifted by our team, which is why … Read More
Summer School at VHS: Where Education Meets Adventure
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- on June 1, 2021.
Summer school tends to have a bit of a bad reputation, right? The movies would have you picture it as endless days of boredom in a sweaty classroom with a fan that never quite blows directly at you. Now imagine planning your education around your summer plans instead of trying to squeeze in time with … Read More
Looking for some extra help with those steep college and university price tags? Check out our new scholarship! Named after one of Virtual High School’s most dedicated teachers, the Sommerville Scholarship was designed to assist students pursuing post-secondary studies in history, geography, economics, or politics with tuition and expenses. Awarded annually, the scholarship is valued … Read More