It comes as no surprise that people around the world have become much more introspective and reflective over the course of the pandemic. Great minds everywhere are looking for solutions to complex issues like poverty, systemic racism, and healthcare shortages. The courses in Virtual High School’s Canadian and World Studies Department cover the geographic, economic, … Read More
Now that the colder weather is upon us in Ontario, we’re already reminiscing about warmer, sunnier times when we could do our favourite things with our favourite people. Golf is one of the sports that became extremely popular over the past two summers with COVID-19 restrictions in place, as many of our VHS staff members … Read More
Career Spotlight: Andrew McIntosh, Restaurateur and Chef
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- on October 28, 2021.
It’s no secret that we LOVE food at Virtual High School. Luckily, our administrative building is situated in the beautiful town of Bayfield, Ontario, where we have access to amazing restaurants and even better hospitality. This month, we were fortunate enough to get the opportunity to interview Andrew McIntosh, the co-owner and head chef at … Read More
We can all agree that one of the greatest advantages of globe-trotting is getting the opportunity to experience different cuisines. While we can’t do much about the travel restrictions in the world right now, we CAN introduce you to Sahil Omair, one of our favourite up-and-coming chefs! Born in Canada, raised in Dubai, and currently … Read More
The long-awaited Grade 10 French (FSF2D) course is here! Finalement! In this brand-new course, you will explore parts of The Wormworld Saga story. As you read through the graphic novel, you will be taken to a world of fantasy, but you will also be learning about the author’s use of various features and elements. In … Read More
Career Spotlight: Cheryl Charlton, Small Business Entrepreneur in Agri-Tourism
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- on October 1, 2021.
It’s harvesting season in Ontario, so we decided to focus this month’s Career Spotlight on a hardworking family that’s committed to growing their own food, raising livestock, and teaching the public a little about farming along the way. If you’re looking for fun activities to try this fall, consider visiting the Jireh Hills Family Homestead … Read More
Virtual High School is proud to have an established partnership with U-Can International School. U-Can began as a K-6 school in Entebbe, Uganda. As their students progressed, they sought out VHS to provide students with the opportunity to earn the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. We are excited to see how our partnership with U-Can evolves … Read More
Where Real Life and Math Tie the Knot: Grade 9 De-streamed Mathematics
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- on September 22, 2021.
Grade 9 Mathematics, MTH1W, has been reinvented into a math course unlike any other high school math course! This might make you uneasy, and you might be wondering, “Should math change?” These sentiments are understandable; math is based on unchanging principles that have been part of our history for hundreds of years. However, the ways … Read More
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
Meet Arleen Saini! She loves books, hanging out with friends, trying new foods (Greek dishes are her favourite), and watching niche documentaries. Arleen also happens to be going to HARVARD this fall!! Let’s take a deeper look at the hard work and determination it took Arleen to get her to where she is today. Throughout … Read More