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October is here, and the new school year is well underway. If you’re a graduating student you may be asking yourself some big questions. What should I do after high school? Should I go to college or university? Do an apprenticeship? Jump right into the workforce? Take a year off? Every graduating student faces these decisions. … Read More
Preparing for Post-Secondary Through Online Learning
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- on August 2, 2019.
The transition from high school to college or university can be daunting. Some students struggle to adapt to different teaching styles and new academic responsibilities. Online learning in high school can ease this transition by helping students to develop important skills such as personal responsibility, effective study habits, and the ability to overcome academic challenges. … Read More
Fast Track Courses: Maximizing Success in Minimal Time
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- on June 17, 2019.
Every student encounters different challenges while striving to get into the post-secondary school of their choice or earn their OSSD. Virtual High School’s understanding of this resulted in their fundamental practice of offering self-paced, flexible—anywhere, anytime—OSSD credit courses. One significant challenge students encounter is that they need to earn a credit quickly. When this happens, … Read More
Upgrade/Repeat Courses: A Second Chance to Achieve Your Goals
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- on February 28, 2019.
With such competitive post-secondary admissions averages in Ontario, high school students are under great pressure to earn strong grades if they want to attend their preferred university or college program. This results in many bricks-and-mortar high school students finding themselves a few percentage grades below what is required for their post-secondary admission, and with few … 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
To help inform our students about exciting post-secondary options, VHS hosted several live, online info sessions this fall with representatives from universities and colleges across Ontario. If you are interested in learning more about any of the post-secondary institutions below, be sure to watch the recorded info session and comment with any questions or feedback … Read More
Do Your Homework Before Applying to University or College
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- on October 24, 2018.
Do you wonder what should go in your university application package? The first place to look is your program’s web page on the institution’s website. Comprehensive research on the qualities that are considered to be desirable by your program’s admissions committee can prove to be very rewarding in the long run. To help with that, … Read More
It’s October, and most students are well into the new school year. Most graduating students will be asking themselves the big questions: What should I do after high school? What line of work is right for me? Should I go to college or university? Begin an apprenticeship? Take a year off? Jump right into the … Read More
Virtual High School is thrilled to announce a brand new course offering: SNC4M, Science, a grade 12 university/college preparation course. This course enables students, including those pursuing post-secondary programs that do not focus solely on the sciences, to increase their understanding of science and issues in health-related fields. Students will explore nutritional science, pathogens and … Read More
My name is Kevin den Dunnen, and I am a Student Content Developer here at Virtual High School (VHS). I have lived just outside Goderich, Ontario my entire life. I consider myself an athletic person, playing competitive soccer across Western Ontario, racing motocross, going to the gym, and swimming. My hobbies include staying involved in new … Read More