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Virtual High School’s sister company, Virtual Elementary School (VES), has officially launched revamped Grades 7 and 8 mathematics courses. This completes the brand-new Grades 1–8 mathematics suite. Here is what these new courses are designed to do: Build an Understanding of Fundamental Concepts Students develop a solid understanding of fundamental concepts through comprehensive teaching, engaging … Read More

Virtual High School’s sister company, Virtual Elementary School (VES), is excited to announce the launch of three new junior math courses! The grades 4–6 courses are now available in addition to the grades 1–3 math courses launched earlier this year. Building on the foundational math concepts and skills established in Grades 1–3 math, Grades 4–6 … Read More

Ethan Sommer is a 13 year old grade eight student from a small town called Dungannon, Ontario, that is fairly local to Virtual High School. He lives with his parents and sister as well as his cat, two dogs, and eleven chickens in an off-grid home that the family powers with solar and wind energy. … Read More

We are thrilled to announce that Virtual High School’s sister school, Virtual Elementary School (VES), has launched three new innovative math courses for grades 1, 2, and 3! Math can be a difficult subject for young students, and without a proper understanding of the fundamentals, students may face future academic challenges. Our VES team has … Read More

Meet Anna Turkington, a grade 8 Virtual Elementary School student pursuing her dream of becoming a professional ballet dancer. With an abundance of talent and the support of her parents, Anna moved from Toronto to Philadelphia at age 11 to attend the internationally acclaimed Rock School for Dance Education, an institution that many world-class dancers … Read More

Ms. Robar’s dog, Bing (left), and the view from her dock (right). Joanne Robar has been a member of the Virtual High School (VHS) and Virtual Elementary School (VES) teams since July of 2017. Ms. Robar has been teaching for 24 years in a wide variety of spaces and places. In addition to her work at VHS … Read More

Virtual Elementary School is Virtual High School’s sister school and offers online elementary level courses to students living anywhere in the world.  A common question that Virtual Elementary School (VES) receives is “How can my family use VES in our homeschooling plan?” The short answer is that VES is similar to using a textbook to learn … Read More

Ms. Jaime Nobes has an exciting role teaching language, math, and science in Virtual Elementary School (VES) in addition to teaching SCH3U in Virtual High School (VHS). Teaching is, for Ms. Nobes, her second career, one which she has been enjoying for the past 12 years. Her first career began after she earned her Honours Degree in Biology … Read More

Non-homeschoolers often have many comments or questions about your decision to educate your children at home. They may be making conversation and are genuinely interested in the educational path you have chosen, or they may be totally opposed to your desire to homeschool. Such critics may have deeply ingrained beliefs because they are used to conventional … Read More

Making the decision to homeschool can be overwhelming for families, especially if they’re not sure where to begin. As providers of online homeschooling options, Virtual Elementary School and Virtual High School receive questions every day about homeschooling and how to begin. We’d like to share with you the top five things we think you should know … Read More