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Virtual High School is celebrating its 20th anniversary! Check out our interview with VHS Principal Stephen Baker, Director of School Administration Ashley Homuth, and Senior Director of Operations Sandi Baker to find out how we’re learning from the past, adapting to the present, and looking forward to the future. What would you consider to … Read More
We’re excited to feature Cassidy Moulton for Virtual High School’s Student Spotlight Series this month! Currently a full-time Grade 10 student at VHS, Cassidy actually got started on her online learning journey in Grade 7 with our sister institution, Virtual Elementary School. Cassidy started to feel uncomfortable in a traditional school environment as early as … Read More
VHS Career Spotlight: Ren Navarro, Diversity Consultant
This month’s Career Spotlight features Ren Navarro, the owner and operator of two Kitchener-based consulting businesses: Beer. Diversity. and Do Better. Be Better. In 2018, Ren founded Beer. Diversity. in order to bridge the gap in diversity and inclusion education within the hospitality industry, specifically targeting breweries, wineries, distilleries, and restaurants. Since then, she’s become … Read More
Finding Peace in Small Ways: How I Learned to Stay Well During the Pandemic
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- on January 28, 2021.
Conversations about mental health are always important, and this year, they are even more so. Several years ago, I had depression and I developed many healthy ways to work towards healing. In addition to taking medication and talking with a therapist, I discovered things that helped me heal. Going to thrift stores gave me a … Read More
On Thursday, April 25th, several Huron County students along with their family members and the award sponsors gathered at the Bayfield Town Hall for the 2019 YMCA Celebration of Youth Awards. These awards aim to recognize the youth in the county who have demonstrated compassion, innovation, academic responsibility, development of personal talents, and active leadership … Read More
Student Spotlight: Autism Advocacy and Achieving Full Potential (UPDATED)
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- on April 25, 2019.
Isaiah Grewal is a non-speaking apraxic autistic student currently enrolled in multiple courses in grades nine and ten with VHS. The flexible, online learning environment has allowed Isaiah to focus his energy on learning and achieving good grades, whereas the typical bricks-and-mortar school environment can cause Isaiah sensory overload and prevent effective learning. With interesting … Read More
Student Spotlight: Earning the OSSD from South Korea
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
How many times have you heard, “you need a plan”? Having a plan sets you up for success, but even better yet is to make your own plan. Why? Likely up until now, teachers, parents, coaches, etc. have been setting deadlines and due dates for you. If you attend a bricks-and-mortar school, the timelines are set. … Read More
Applications are now being accepted for the Terry Fox Humanitarian Award. This award is open to students of all abilities and fields of study. To be considered for the award, you must Be in good academic standing Be a Canadian citizen or permanent resident of Canada Be graduating from high school, be completing your first … Read More
Student Spotlight: When Life Leads You Back to School
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- on July 16, 2018.
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