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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

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

Ontario Universities’ Fair 2018

Planning to attend university next year? Not sure which school is right for you? Be sure to check out the Ontario Universities’ Fair happening September 28–30, 2018 (10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily) at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. This is the only event where you can see ALL Ontario universities in one place at one time, and it … Read More

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

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

We are excited to announce that Virtual High School’s learning environment, Brightspace, will be upgraded on August 1, 2018. The Daylight user interface is an update to the look and feel of Brightspace. The environment will feature fresh, new colours, buttons, icons, and fonts and will be easier to use on your smartphone or tablet. Because the navigation and … Read More

Join us on September 2, 2018 in Bayfield, Ontario for a morning of family fun, sport, entertainment, and fundraising — all for a good cause! Virtual High School is working with the Optimist Club of Bayfield to organize this year’s Run4Kids event, a 5 km Run/Walk. All proceeds will be donated to Make-A-Wish® Southwestern Ontario (SWO). Together, we create life-changing wishes for children with … 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

Polar Expressions Summer Contest

Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 11th annual National Poetry and Short Story Summer Contests. The contest is open to Canadians of all ages. There are two age divisions: 16 & over and 15 & under. Polar Expressions does not charge an entry fee and offers great prizes. Poetry must be no longer than 48 lines … Read More