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
At Virtual High School, we’re always looking to support our student artists, which is why we’re so excited to introduce you to Ahmed Elgendy in this month’s Student Spotlight! Although born in Toronto, Ontario, Ahmed moved with his family to Egypt as a young child. (Check out just a few of his amazing pictures of … Read More
If there’s one thing that we’ve learned from the chaos of the pandemic, it’s that community is the key to EVERYTHING. (That, and the importance of having comfy sweatpants and snacks on hand at all times.) At Virtual High School, we want every student to feel encouraged and uplifted by our team, which is why … Read More
Career Spotlight: Jocey Asnong, Author and Illustrator
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- on July 28, 2021.
This month, Virtual High School got to take a backstage tour of the work that goes into publishing children’s picture books! Jocey Asnong, traveller and cat lover extraordinaire, has penned nearly a dozen books for children, including Nuptse and Lhotse in Nepal, Rocky Mountain ABCs, and West Coast 123s. She began making up stories and … Read More
In its debut year, the Virtual High School International Student Bursary is already helping one young woman achieve her dream of attending a Canadian university. Designed to ensure that VHS courses are accessible to students from a wide range of socio-economic backgrounds, the bursary is awarded to a non-Canadian student on the basis of financial … Read More
Career Spotlight: Dylan Bruxer, 2SLGBTQI+ Community and Partnership Developer
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- on July 7, 2021.
As we wrap up another wonderful Pride Month, let’s take a closer look at how Dylan Bruxer is helping to make Canada a safer, more inclusive place to live! Employed by the York Region District School Board, 2SLGBTQI+ Community and Partnership Developer Dylan Bruxer works in the Inclusive Schools and Community Services Department. After receiving … Read More
The August 1st application deadline for the Julie O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship is fast approaching! This year marks the 10th anniversary of the creation of the Julie O’Rourke Memorial Scholarship at Virtual High School. The scholarship, worth $1,000, acts as a legacy for a young woman who was passionate about fine art, photography, and life itself. … Read More
Are you ready to feel inspired? Read on to find out how Virtual High School student Jenyvette Hsia is working tirelessly to improve sustainability efforts in her community and beyond! Jenyvette has always gravitated toward the outdoors. As a child, she was fortunate to have a home that backed onto a small forest where she could … Read More