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Have questions about Ontario’s online learning requirement for graduation?? We’ve got you covered! Check out some of our most frequently asked questions about this new policy. Don’t forget that ALL Virtual High School credits count towards the online learning requirement! What is the online learning requirement in Ontario? Students must successfully complete the equivalent of … Read More
Rewriting History: Grade 10 Academic Canadian History
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- on January 9, 2023.
When you hear the phrase “rewriting history”, what comes to mind first? It’s often used to indicate that the victors in a conflict have glossed over details to make their actions seem more honourable. If you spin the tale just right, nothing seems as bad or as corrupt or as violent as it really was. … Read More
‘Tis the Season: Giving Back with Community Involvement Hours
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- on December 20, 2022.
Interested in learning more about how you can give back AND earn community involvement hours for your diploma requirement? Let’s take a look at why the Ontario Ministry of Education has a volunteer component for its diploma and explore some ways that you can get involved with local organizations! Why does Ontario have a community … Read More
At VHS, we want to see you maximize your success in the courses you take with us, which is why we created our customized Student Academic Support service! In addition to the feedback provided by your teacher, the Student Academic Support (SAS) service is designed to offer personalized, prompt answers to questions you may have … Read More
Investigating the Impossible: Grade 9 De-streamed Science
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- on September 7, 2022.
For many, science helps us better understand the phenomena of the natural and physical world. However, science is so much more than merely a way to explain the countless amazing things that often seem to defy explanation. Science can also help us solve any number of real-world problems or issues! In our newly launched Grade … Read More
If you had to take a guess at the key to great online education, what would you choose? Maybe the course content itself? It should be engaging, informative, and relevant. Perhaps the flexibility of the schedule? You want to be able to fit your lessons in around your busy lifestyle. Possibly the accessibility features, the … Read More
Scholarship Spotlight — Elie Cantin-Nantel
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
Reading Between the Lines: Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course
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- on April 28, 2022.
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