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Course Spotlight: OLC4O (Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course)
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- on May 30, 2019.
Students who wish to earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) must meet the provincial secondary school literacy requirement. The literacy requirement can be met two ways: Successful completion of the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Test (OSSLT) or Successful completion the Ontario Secondary School Literacy Course (OLC4O) The OSSLT can … 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
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
*Mr. Smallwood at the VHS building open house – 2012. For as long as we have existed, VHS has been fortunate enough to have had a supremely talented writer, editor, and English teacher in Mr. John Smallwood. His wealth of teaching experience and extensive support of students and their families have made him a valuable … Read More
The Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry’s Fish and Wildlife Services Branch are holding the 16th annual Kids’ Fish Art Contest. They are looking for artwork to include on the 2019 young angler’s license. The winning artwork will also advance to an international competition. Entries must include a one-page essay about the fish and how … 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
Polar Expressions Poetry & Short Story Contests 2018
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- on October 9, 2018.
Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 13th annual poetry and short story contests for students. Polar Expressions does not charge an entry fee and offers great prizes to students from different grade levels (kindergarten to Grade 12). If your work is selected, it will be published in a collection in early June. The rules listed at the … Read More
Polar Expressions Publishing is holding its 11th annual National Poetry and Short Story Summer Contests. The contest is open to Canadians of all ages. There are two age divisions: 16 & over and 15 & under. Polar Expressions does not charge an entry fee and offers great prizes. Poetry must be no longer than 48 lines … Read More
Kiera Vere, a Geography/Concurrent Education student at Nipissing University, recently completed her alternative placement with Virtual High School. Kiera will be completing her degree in April, 2018 at which point she will be a certified teacher, and we are sure she will be a tremendous educator. Alternative placements introduce teacher candidates like Kiera to non-traditional teaching … Read More