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The Julie O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship was established in memory of Julie by her parents following a three-year battle with cancer. The award is valued at $1000 and intended to offset expenses for a student pursuing post-secondary studies in the fine arts. Julie loved life and could make you love yours. She was a scholar and … Read More

Upcoming Programs of Interest

Enrichment opportunities outside of school are a great way for students to gain experience and expand their horizons. At VHS, we encourage students to explore these opportunities through educational programs so they can take advantage of the benefits that may serve them well in the future. Many program deadlines are quickly approaching, so we encourage … Read More

Although VHS does not hold you to any deadlines or due dates, we understand there are external pressures and deadlines that require students to complete their courses under tight timelines, especially in the summer months. Here are 7 tips to help you meet those deadlines: Communicate with your teacher. Let your teacher know as soon … Read More

Every student encounters different challenges while striving to get into the post-secondary school of their choice or earn their OSSD. Virtual High School’s understanding of this resulted in their fundamental practice of offering self-paced, flexible—anywhere, anytime—OSSD credit courses. One significant challenge students encounter is that they need to earn a credit quickly. When this happens, … Read More

Exam season can be stressful! Did you know that stress can actually impair your ability to perform your best on the test? Here are a few things you can do to decrease your stress to maximize your ability to succeed! 1) Calm Your Mind and Body Anxiety is the feeling you get when you worry … Read More

Summer School Your Way

Are you worried that summer school is going to hinder your summer plans? Do you think taking courses over the summer is going to prevent you from getting outside and enjoying the beautiful weather? What if there were a way to further your education and still enjoy your summer holidays? There are many reasons why … 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

Are you an Ontario secondary school student applying to an Ontario university and have not received an offer of admission? If so, check out the Admission Information Service! Education can take you in any number of different directions, so get in touch with the OUAC for more learning opportunities. The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) … Read More

Virtual High School’s sister company, Virtual Elementary School (VES), is excited to announce the launch of three new junior math courses! The grades 4–6 courses are now available in addition to the grades 1–3 math courses launched earlier this year. Building on the foundational math concepts and skills established in Grades 1–3 math, Grades 4–6 … Read More

Derek Sharpe, an economics and social science teacher candidate at Western University, recently completed his alternative placement at Virtual High School. This placement was the final step in his Bachelor of Education program, which he will graduate from to become a certified teacher in June. Derek first became interested in Virtual High School when he … Read More