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We are happy to announce the launch of a new version of OLC4O, the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course. This course which consists of two units–reading and writing–prepares students for the workplace or post-secondary studies. In working in OLC4O, students develop competencies in language by acquiring skills that they will need in order to graduate. Students … Read More

Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 12th annual Short Story and Poetry contests for students.    Polar Expressions does not charge an entry fee and offers great prizes to students from different grade levels (Kindergarten to Grade 12) for their entries. If your work is selected, it will be published in a collection in early June.  The … Read More

New Course: ENG2P – English

English Department Heads, Sarah Simpson and John Smallwood, are pleased to announce the launch of a new version of ENG2P, a course that has been developed and written virtually all in-house. ENG2P is a grade 10 applied English course that extends the range of oral communication, reading, writing, and media literacy skills that students need for … Read More

In late 2016, we encouraged our students to enter a short story writing contest put on by Polar Expressions Publishing, and are happy to receive news that six Virtual High School students have, out of thousands of entries, made it through the first round of the contest. Our students’ work will be sent on to compete in … Read More

Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 11th annual writing contest, and the SHORT STORY deadline is December 5! Polar Expressions does not charge an entry fee and offers great prizes to students from different grade levels for their short story entries. If your work is selected, it will be published in a collection next spring. … Read More

Sarah Cooper teaches ENG3U, CHC2D, CHC2P, CH3WM, CHI4U, and CHY4U at Virtual High School. Along with many of our students, Sarah Cooper benefits from the flexibility that comes with online education. Since starting at VHS in 2008, she has worked with VHS students while living in various American and European cities as well as in … Read More

Meet Emrald! Emrald was a student with Virtual High School for four years and completed several courses with us. Recently, she earned her Ontario Secondary School Diploma through VHS. Emrald is a shining example of one of our talented students. Emrald discovered her passion for writing in grade nine. Since then, Emrald has been working towards … Read More

Caitlin Vail, one of our talented English teachers, currently teaches ENG1P, ENG1D, and ENG3U. She is excited to be part of our online community where she is able to meet students from all over the world. Ms. Vail shared some of her story with us: In 2009, I graduated from York University with a Bachelor of Arts with … Read More

Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 10th annual writing contest, and the SHORT STORY deadline is December 18! Polar Expressions, unlike many organizations that will charge you to submit your work, does not charge an entry fee, and offers multiple prizes to students from different grade levels. If your work is selected, it will be … Read More

When you think of e-learning, you might not associate it with paper and pencil, but many students also now use  different new tools in addition to their course content for learning online. An alternative to the traditional method that is gaining popularity in education is the use of whiteboards, or non-permanent surfaces, to replace pencil … Read More