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When we reached out to VHS alumni Nasser Ghazi to ask him about his VHS experience, he told us, “To this day, I call VHS the single greatest learning experience of my life. It led me to get my bachelor’s degree in physics. Since then I am currently in France completing my master’s degree in … Read More

Bell Let’s Talk Day

If you’re reading this, you’re probably no stranger to the benefits of online education. It’s self-directed, and you can study anytime and anywhere. But all of that self-determination needs to be balanced with self-care. We are committed to supporting the mental health needs of our students and teachers.  Today is Bell Let’s Talk day, a day … Read More

Mental Health Is for Everyone

Today is World Mental Health Day. Let’s all take a minute to celebrate and raise awareness of mental health. Mental health is for everyone. It’s more than just the absence of mental illness or being happy all the time. It’s about feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life’s … Read More

“Mental health is about more than mental illness. It’s more than being happy all the time. It’s about feeling good about who you are, having balance in your life, and managing life’s highs and lows. Everyone deserves to feel well, whatever their mental health experience. And we all need a support system to lean on.” … Read More

Sunny Cha is an 18-year-old VHS student working towards her Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD). She was born in South Korea and at an early age moved to Vancouver, where she spent seven years attending elementary school and eventually became naturalized as a Canadian citizen after her mother passed the national citizenship test. Due to … Read More

This is the fourth post in our series of mental health stories. We want to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness by talking about it, so we are sharing real stories from our students and staff about the difficult realities of mental illness.  Our Stories I had to deal with a mild depression during a … Read More

Bullying Awareness and Prevention Week takes place during the week of November 20-26, 2016. During this time students, staff, parents, and the community are encouraged to learn more about bullying and what they can do to prevent such occurrences. Bullying  is repeated, persistent, aggressive behavior directed at an individual or individuals. Such behaviour is intended … Read More

Meet Kristin Legault-Donkers! Kristin is a former Virtual High School student, a current university student, and a published author. During her high school career, Kristin completed several courses with VHS, including GLC2O – Career Studies GWL3O – Designing Your Future EWC4U – Writer’s Craft MCF3M – Functions & Applications MDM4U – Mathematics of Data Management Kristin … Read More

This is the third post in our series of mental health stories. We want to remove the stigma surrounding mental illness by talking about it, so we are sharing real stories from our students and staff about the difficult realities of mental illness.  Our Stories I have struggled with anxiety pretty much my entire life. … Read More

This is the second post in our series of mental health stories. Read the first post here. The intention of this series it to raise an awareness of mental illness and to contribute to the development of a society in which mental illness is understood. By sharing real stories submitted by our students and staff, we’ll … Read More