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Ms. Letwiniuk’s hometown. Red Lake, Ontario. Being an educator can involve much more than teaching and assessing student progress. For many, it goes beyond the classroom and into the local and global communities. VHS teacher Dana Letwiniuk is a great example of an educator who goes above and beyond to promote positive change for students. … Read More

Erika Berg is a recent Virtual High School graduate. She completed her final high school course with VHS in August and is now studying history at the prestigious University of Oxford in the UK. Living in Spain, Erika didn’t know what it would be like to study an online curriculum. She’s now glad she gave … Read More

Meet Briar Nolet, a grade 12 Virtual High School student who is a remarkably successful dancer and actor. She has taken online courses throughout her high school career and will soon earn her Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with VHS. Briar currently plays Richelle on The Next Step, a dance series that airs on the … Read More

Meet Anna Turkington, a grade 8 Virtual Elementary School student pursuing her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. With an abundance of talent and the support of her parents, Anna moved from Toronto to Philadelphia at age 11 to attend the internationally acclaimed Rock School for Dance Education, an institution that many world-class dancers … Read More

After his life took a sudden turn several years ago, Kyle Farwell decided to go back to school. Kyle worked as a personal trainer in the health and fitness industry for many years. After sustaining a spinal cord injury, he made the tough decision to pursue a new career helping others with spinal cord injuries … Read More

Ms. Robar’s dog, Bing (left), and the view from her dock (right). Joanne Robar has been a member of the Virtual High School (VHS) and Virtual Elementary School (VES) teams since July of 2017. Ms. Robar has been teaching for 24 years in a wide variety of spaces and places. In addition to her work at VHS … Read More

Augusta Ray is a VHS student from Toronto who is an up-and-coming musician. Augusta has a unique country/rock sound. She attributes this to her upbringing, listening to Shania Twain, Led Zeppelin, and Jimi Hendrix. The past year has been a busy year for Augusta. She has split her time between two homes: one in Nashville, … Read More

Meet William Murrill, a student who has been studying with Virtual High School (VHS) since 2010. He came to VHS to experience the extra flexibility he needed in his education, and has found great success in doing so. He has been achieving top marks in all of his courses and is now in the process … Read More

Meet Maddy Hearne, a VHS student who is one of the Youth Ambassadors with the Dear Everybody campaign. Dear Everybody is raising the voices of kids and young adults with disabilities to share information, raise awareness, and educate people on how to treat individuals with disabilities.  “The minute we judge and tell someone they cannot do something … Read More

Meet William Wallace, a new teacher at VHS who is currently teaching ENG4U, ENG1D, and EMS3O. Though Mr. Wallace is a recent addition to our teaching team, he has been teaching high school students for just shy of 15 years. He has taught with both the Toronto and Peel District School Boards. He primarily teaches English; however, … Read More