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It’s that time of year again! Preparing for the new school year is exciting for some and stressful for others. Wherever you stand, we have some tips that will reduce your stress and improve your chances of success. 1. Know your schedule and courses. Get organized before school starts. Learn your schedule and where your … Read More

Although VHS does not hold you to any deadlines or due dates, we understand there are external pressures and deadlines that require students to complete their courses under tight timelines, especially in the summer months. Here are 7 tips to help you meet those deadlines: Communicate with your teacher. Let your teacher know as soon … Read More

Are you an Ontario secondary school student applying to an Ontario university and have not received an offer of admission? If so, check out the Admission Information Service! Education can take you in any number of different directions, so get in touch with the OUAC for more learning opportunities. The Ontario Universities’ Application Centre (OUAC) … 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

Do you wonder what should go in your university application package? The first place to look is your program’s web page on the institution’s website. Comprehensive research on the qualities that are considered to be desirable by your program’s admissions committee can prove to be very rewarding in the long run. To help with that, … Read More

Wow. That’s just fantastic! Wow. That’s just fantastic… How did you read the above messages? Which one sticks out to you as more friendly? It was likely easy for you to decide, but did you know that someone else may disagree with you? How you interpret a message depends on many factors. Something that has … 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

Virtual High School is a diverse school with students of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. Our asynchronous school model works particularly well for student-athletes. VHS’s self-paced model accommodates the busy training regimens of these students. Being a student-athlete in high school can be exhausting. Between classes, homework, training, and competitions, who has time to think … Read More

Why Are Mosquito Bites Itchy?

As Canadians know, summer months bring the warmth and light that allow many of us to enjoy our vast wilderness playground. Unfortunately, enjoying the outdoors also means risking numerous bites from swarms of blood-hungry mosquitoes that seem to target us as soon us we step outside. Have you ever wondered about the science behind the mosquito … Read More

As you have already guessed, we are avid computer-users here at VHS! We are continuously looking for ways to make our daily tasks more efficient, and keyboard shortcuts are one way we can do so. Tony Stecca, who is our Head of Web Development and Technology, is known as the “Shortcut King” around the office. So, we … Read More