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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
Happy Teacher Appreciation Day to all of our wonderful teachers at Virtual High School! It’s been an immensely challenging year, but teachers all across the globe have continued to do what they do best: educate, support, and inspire. Their dedication to their students is nothing short of heroic, and we are so grateful to have … Read More
Career Spotlight: Ben Weir, Energy Policy Analyst
We’re proud to wrap up our month of environmental awareness by highlighting Ben Weir, the lead of policy, research, and development at the Independent Electricity System Operator. With a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and History degree, as well as a Master of International Public Policy degree, Ben Weir is no stranger to hard … Read More
Virtual High School has recently collaborated with ChatterHigh to support our students in their exploration of potential career paths. Every VHS student now has access to the free ChatterHigh platform, so we recommend that you try it out! How Does ChatterHigh Work? Founded in 2009 by Lee Taal, ChatterHigh’s purpose is to motivate students to … Read More
We’d like to introduce you to Dr. John Earle, the owner of South Huron Veterinary Clinic, in this month’s Career Spotlight. Dr. Earle majored in animal science at Dalhousie University, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science degree, and graduated with his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Guelph. Working as an … Read More
Virtual High School and the Althouse College of Education: Online Practicum Program
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- on March 25, 2021.
In March of 2020, Virtual High School and Virtual Elementary School began working with coordinators for the teacher education program at Western University to create learning opportunities for teacher candidates. Our common goal was to provide ways for teacher candidates to gain experience teaching in an online environment. The project challenged us to quickly overcome … Read More
Virtual High School and World Vision: Partners in a Global Education
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- on March 11, 2021.
The increasing visibility of passionate and involved youth in the news is inspiring. Expanding interconnectivity and ever-improving access to information have created the perfect storm for encouraging youth to take a vehement interest in global affairs, social justice, human rights, environmental protections, and politics. Youth are emboldened and determined to make a difference. This world … Read More
In honour of International Women’s Day, we want to take the opportunity to celebrate some of our very own Virtual High School women in leadership roles. VHS is committed to helping create an equal world for all genders. We will raise awareness against bias, take action for equality, and celebrate women’s achievements. We choose to … Read More
Honouring a Most Extraordinary and Special Person: Julie O’Rourke
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- on March 4, 2021.
Julie Ann Elizabeth O’Rourke was a person who loved life and shared her joy for life with those who knew her. She was pre-eminently successful as a scholar and an artist, provided deep insight into any challenge of the heart, and never missed an opportunity to bring friends and family together. She was a photographer … Read More