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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

Making a Plan

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

Virtual High School’s hometown of Bayfield, Ontario has been making the news lately for its initiative to be a plastic-free community—the first community to be recognized as such in North America, in fact. A grassroots group called Blue Bayfield has worked hard to make this a reality for Bayfield by taking steps to reduce plastic … Read More

It’s that time of year again! How are you preparing for the new school year? Here are some tips that will improve your chances of success. 1. Know your schedule and courses. Start the year with an organized approach. Learn your schedule and where your classes are held so that you can avoid the first-day … Read More

You’re enrolled in a self-paced, online course. Where do you start? How will you maintain focus? One really important thing to remember about this style of learning is that the self-motivation and self-direction required to complete the course are excellent life skills that will be of benefit to you long after you have finished your work with VHS. … Read More

Take a break from distraction when working online. Trying to do too many things at once makes it hard to get anything done at all. A single-minded focus enables you to produce better work in less time, with more retention, and less stress. “Go Tabless.”  James’ Story One Wednesday evening James, the creator of Tabless Thursdays, … Read More

Photo by Martin Block, Toronto. Meet Andrew Yin, a grade twelve student from Toronto, Ontario. Andrew’s childhood was spent moving back and forth between China and Canada. His most recent move brought him back to Toronto where he has been since the second semester of grade 9. His dream after high school is to attend a … 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

When I went to high school, my goal was to be accepted into the post-secondary program of my choice. Then in university, my goal was to graduate and then enter the workforce. To be honest, I struggled through my first year of university. In reflecting on my experiences, I wonder what my high school teachers … Read More

Pre-Race Jitters: You’ve worked to do your best in your bricks-and-mortar school, you’ve had that part-time job to help with expenses after graduating, you’ve been on a team, in a club, on a school trip and. . .wait. . .the deadline for university or college admissions is in the next three or four weeks! Your … Read More