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Many high school students share the same basic goal: graduate and begin a preferred post-secondary program. Most college and university students aim to graduate and enter into a preferred career. It seems like this should be a natural progression, but the transition from high school to college or university can be challenging. Students sometimes struggle … Read More

Music and Identity

Whether you write it as the 6ix, the 6, or the Six, you probably know what we mean. The popularity of this nickname for Toronto has skyrocketed since it was coined by rapper Drake in the lead-up to his 2014 album, Views from the 6. The worldwide use of this nickname demonstrates the power that … Read More

Virtual High School is a diverse school with students of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. Our asynchronous school model works particularly well for student-athletes. VHS’s self-paced model accommodates the busy training regimens of these students. Being a student-athlete in high school can be exhausting. Between classes, homework, training, and competitions, who has time to think … Read More

As you have already guessed, we are avid computer-users here at VHS! We are continuously looking for ways to make our daily tasks more efficient, and keyboard shortcuts are one way we can do so. Tony Stecca, who is our Head of Web Development and Technology, is known as the “Shortcut King” around the office. So, we … Read More

Let’s examine key study skills so you can avoid the temptation to take short cuts when writing papers, listening to instructional videos or lectures, or studying for quizzes, tests, or exams. Working with credible sources will allow you to create writing and presentations that reflect valid ideas and research. Consider the following questions: Who created … Read More

Jessica eagerly began the Final Module of her English course. First assignment: Short Story. She grabbed a piece of paper and a pen to brainstorm the key elements. An hour later, Jessica sat staring blankly at her desk amidst a heap of crumpled papers. Disillusioned and frustrated, she decided to grab a snack and start again. … Read More

You’re enrolled in a self-paced, online course. Where do you start? How will you maintain focus? One really important thing to remember about this style of learning is that the self-motivation and self-direction required to complete the course are excellent life skills that will be of benefit to you long after you have finished your work with VHS. … Read More

It’s important and sometimes difficult to decide which courses to take. The most important thing to do in selecting courses is to PLAN EARLY! Students and parents must begin making high school course decisions in grade 8 as students prepare for entry into grade 9. A decision that can significantly affect students’ paths throughout high … Read More

Setting Goals

The new year often causes many of us to think about new beginnings and is a common time for resolutions. What goals do you have for this year? Setting Goals Where do you start? Think about the changes you want to make in your life. Do you want to start doing something? Stop doing something? Once … Read More

It’s that time of year again! How are you preparing for the new school year? Here are some tips that will enhance your chances of success this year and in your future years. 1. Know your schedule and courses Start the year with an organized approach! Learn your schedule and where your classes are held … Read More