Bursary Deadline Approaching

The John Smallwood Bursary makes VHS courses accessible to deserving students by offering the full tuition cost of one VHS course to a student who is economically disadvantaged. The bursary is awarded in January, March, May, July, September, and November of each year. Students must apply for the bursary by the 15th of the awarding month … Read More

We are thrilled to announce that Virtual High School’s sister school, Virtual Elementary School (VES), has launched three new innovative math courses for grades 1, 2, and 3! Math can be a difficult subject for young students, and without a proper understanding of the fundamentals, students may face future academic challenges. Our VES team has … Read More

The University of Waterloo has deadlines approaching for two exciting workshops directed at young women. Think About Math The Think About Math workshop exposes young women to opportunities in the field of mathematics. Female UWaterloo math graduates will meet with participants and answer questions. Sessions run by faculty members will explore a variety of real-world … Read More

*Mr. Smallwood at the VHS building open house – 2012. For as long as we have existed, VHS has been fortunate enough to have had a supremely talented writer, editor, and English teacher in Mr. John Smallwood. His wealth of teaching experience and extensive support of students and their families have made him a valuable … Read More

Making a Plan

How many times have you heard, “you need a plan”?  Having a plan sets you up for success, but even better yet is to make your own plan.  Why? Likely up until now, teachers, parents, coaches, etc. have been setting deadlines and due dates for you. If you attend a bricks-and-mortar school, the timelines are set. … Read More

Plastic-Free Bayfield

Virtual High School’s hometown of Bayfield, Ontario has been making the news lately for its initiative to be a plastic-free community—the first community to be recognized as such in North America, in fact. A grassroots group called Blue Bayfield has worked hard to make this a reality for Bayfield by taking steps to reduce plastic … Read More

First semester classes are wrapping up across Ontario which means many students will soon be focusing on new courses for the second semester. With that in mind, it is important to reflect and ensure that you are on track to meet your academic goals for this school year. Did you earn the grades you were … Read More

Explore: 2019 Program

The Explore Program is put on by the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada. The program offers young people the opportunity to travel, learn, practice the French language, and experience new cultures. There are programs for ages 13–15 as well as for ages 16+. 13–15 The program for youth aged 13–15 is available during the summer … Read More

It’s important, and sometimes difficult, to decide which courses to take. The most important thing to do when selecting courses is to plan early. High school course decisions begin in Grade 8 as students prepare to enter Grade 9. The choice between applied and academic streams can significantly affect a student’s path throughout high school and during … Read More

Setting Goals

The new year often causes many of us to think about new beginnings. It’s a common time for making resolutions. What are your goals 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 you have … Read More