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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

Virtual High School is excited to announce the launch of a new course: MCT4C, Mathematics for College Technology.  This grade 12 college level course prepares students for many careers in technology-related fields. This course expands on the concept of functions introduced in grade 11 and introduces several new concepts such as logarithms, trigonometric functions, and … 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

Meet Ericka Lugtu, one of our grade 12 students, moved from Alberta to Ontario and enrolled at VHS. Since the curriculum in Alberta differs from that of Ontario, Ericka thought that online, self-paced learning would be the best option for her. This plan would give her the necessary time to adjust to the new curriculum. … Read More

Data Scientist: part analyst, part artist. Virtual High School now offers IDC4U, Data Science, which is a grade 12 university level course that combines 3 disciplines: Business, Computer Programming, and Statistics.  This course was written and developed in collaboration with IBM and Fireside Analytics to bring #BigData to the high school level. This course presents students … Read More

Virtual High School will begin offering a Data Science course in July of 2016. As mentioned in our previous blog post, this course provides students with the knowledge and tools they need to analyze and visualize data. This course presents students with opportunities to exercise skills that are in high demand while gaining experience in … Read More

Mr. Stephen Armitage calls himself an Ultimate Frisbee player. We call him the ultimate teacher! Education Stephen earned his B.Sc. in Theoretical Physics in 2005, his M.Sc. in Medical Biophysics in 2008, and his B.Ed. in 2009. During his Master’s program, his project was based on optimizing a micro computed-tomography scanning protocol for pre-clinical studies of … Read More

This summer, Virtual High School will launch a brand new Data Science course! What is data science? Data Science is a growing field, but one that has had only limited exposure at the high school level. VHS wants to help change that. Throughout this course, students will gain practical experience with data science tools and … Read More

Mrs. Uma Gnanaharan is a math teacher at Virtual High School (VHS). She graduated from the University of Victoria with her B.Sc. in mathematics in 2002 and has been teaching mathematics for more than 12 years. She has taught in British Columbia, Alberta, and Ontario.  Mrs. Gnanaharan joined the VHS team in 2003 and began by … 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