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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

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

Above photo by Chad Kirvan. Meet Gregory Lewis, a Virtual High School alumnus who completed several courses with us during his secondary school years when he consistently performed at the top of his class. He was the recipient of the Julie O’Rourke Scholarship in 2013 when he was beginning his undergraduate degree in Violin Performance. Gregory has since completed his undergraduate … Read More

Leonid “Leo” Nediak is a 14-year-old, world-renowned Canadian pianist. He has performed with Canadian and American orchestras in many cities including Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Montreal, Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Edmonton, New York City, Princeton, Cleveland, Salt Lake City, Fort Lauderdale, Miami, Moscow, and more. Leonid was featured in the BRAMS symposium “Musicians: Born or Made?”, and more … Read More

Meet Max, a Virtual High School student who has been accepted into the International Summer School for Young Physicists (ISSYP) at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Ontario. The Perimeter Institute is a leading centre for scientific research, education, and training in theoretical physics. Its mission is “To advance our understanding of the universe … Read More

Meet Alexander Romancia-Bishay, an 18 year old student from Nova Scotia. Alexander was born on the west coast of Canada and spent his early years in various parts of British Columbia. When Alexander was 12, he and his family traveled across Canada and the United States before moving to Ontario where they ran a small … Read More