Grade 11 Courses

Registration Instructions

  1. To Register: For the course you wish to enrol in, simply click on the "Register" link at the end of its row in the chart below.
  2. More than One Course: Enroll for more than one course by selecting one from this table and selecting other courses during the registration process.
  3. Prerequisites: A prerequisite course contains information required for a subsequent course. Before you register, check the information in the table below to determine if and what the prerequisite course is. After you register for your course, you must provide the proof to VHS that you have completed the prerequisite course by sending us a copy of your report card, transcript or credit counselling summary sheet. Note: If you wish to be exempt from the prerequisite because of maturity, or advanced education, or you completed a similar course in another jurisdiction, please contact Guidance@VirtualHighSchool.com before you register.
  4. Upgrade Credit Course: If you are repeating a course in order to improve your mark, you may opt to take the course as an upgrade credit course as opposed to a regular course. To take as an upgrade credit course, you must have already completed the course within the past 12 months and attained a passing mark of at least 50%. We have created subsections in the chart below housing the upgrade credit courses. Be sure to select the Course Title with the word Upgrade in the title.
  5. Costs: Our costs are transparent. Our Policy Statements on the bottom of this page concern tuition refunds, course transfer fees, course enrollments and prerequisites. View the cost chart comparing VHS to another online school.

Cost Comparison Chart

VHS Course - Sample of Possible Activities
School B
$399.00 - $549.00
Two month extension to complete course
Two month extension for special needs student
Submitting assignments by mail instead of electronically
Sending copy of report card/OST to three universities
Processing your community involvement for your OSSD
Not writing your final exam on the scheduled day
Using express exam processing (less than 5 days)
$399.00 - $549.00
$1 023.49

Note to all students considering taking online courses from any provider:

The above data was collected April 2, 2008 in the public domain and is provided here in response to a student who recently asked VHS about our hidden costs as a friend of hers had a negative experience at another school in which she ended up paying a lot more for the online course than she expected.

At VHS, we try our utmost to make sure that all students have a quality experience within their course. We also try to make sure that we do not nickel-and-dime our students for all of the services and products we provide as part of our tuition.

The above chart shows a possible scenario of activities in two online schools. There are other special circumstances in all schools, including VHS, in which additional charges may or may not result as a consequence of an additional product or service.

As you are preparing to take online courses, be sure you shop around carefully to discover all of the hidden costs for your online courses, including at VHS. Tuition costs alone, can be a misleading indicator of total cost as seen by the data above.

caveat emptor

AMU3M - Music, 11, University or College Preparation

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This course provides students with opportunities to develop their musical literacy through the creation, appreciation, analysis, and performance of music, including traditional, commercial, and art music. Students will apply the creative process when performing appropriate technical exercises and repertoire and will employ the critical analysis processes when reflecting on, responding to, and analysing live and recorded performances. Students will consider the function of music in society and the impact of music on individuals and communities. They will explore how to apply skills developed in music to their life and careers.

Prerequisite: AMU1O of AMU2O Course Outline Register Now

BAF3M - Introduction to Financial Accounting, 11, University or College Preparation

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This course introduces students to the fundamental principles and procedures of accounting, with emphasis on accounting procedures used in service and merchandising businesses. Students will develop an understanding of the connections between financial analysis, control, and decision making in the management of a business, as well as the effects of technology and globalization on accounting procedures and the role of the accountant.

Prerequisite: None Course Outline Register Now

CHA3U - American History, 11, University

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This course traces the social, economic, and political development of the United States from colonial times to the present. Students will examine issues of diversity, identity, and culture that have influenced the country's social and political formation and will consider the implications of its expansion into a global superpower. Students will use critical-thinking and communication skills to determine causal relationships, evaluate multiple perspectives, and present their own points of view.

Prerequisite: CHC2D or CHC2P Course Outline Register Now

CHW3M - World History to the 16th Century, 11, University or College Preparation

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This course investigates the history of humanity from earliest times to the sixteenth century. Students will analyse diverse societies from around the world, with an emphasis on the political, cultural, and economic structures and historical forces that have shaped the modern world. They will apply historical inquiry, critical-thinking and communication skills to evaluate the influence of selected individuals, groups and innovations and to present their own conclusions.

Prerequisite: CHC2D or CHC2P Course Outline Register Now

EMS3O - Media Studies, 11, Open

EMS3O screenshotThis course emphasizes knowledge and skills that will enable students to understand media communication in the twenty-first century and to use media effectively and responsibly. Through analysing the forms and messages of a variety of media works and audience responses to them, and through creating their own media works, students will develop critical thinking skills, aesthetic and ethical judgement, and skills in viewing, representing, listening, speaking, reading, and writing.

Prerequisite: ENG2D or ENG2P Course Outline Register Now

ENG3C - English, 11, College Preparation

ENG3C screenshotThis course emphasizes the development of literacy, communication, and critical and creative thinking skills necessary for success in academic life. Students will study the content, form, and style of a variety of informational and graphic texts, as well as literary texts from Canada and other countries, and create oral, written, and media texts in a variety of forms for practical and academic purposes. An important focus will be on using language with precision and clarity. The course is intended to prepare students for the compulsory Grade 12 college preparation course.

Prerequisite: ENG2D or ENG2P Course Outline Register Now

ENG3U - English, 11, University Preparation

ENG3U screenshotThis course will analyse challenging texts from various periods; conduct research and analyse the information gathered; write persuasive and literary essays; and analyse the relationship among media forms, audiences, and media industry practices. An important focus will be on understanding the development of the English language.

Prerequisite: ENG2D Course Outline Register Now

GWL3O - Designing Your Future, 11, Open

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This course prepares students to make successful transitions to postsecondary destinations as they investigate specific postsecondary options based on their skills, interests, and personal characteristics. Students will explore the realities and opportunities of the workplace and examine factors that affect success, while refining their job-search and employability skills. Students will develop their portfolios with a focus on their targeted destination and develop an action plan for future success.

Prerequisite: none Course Outline Register Now

HRT3M - World Religions, 11, University or College Preparation

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This course enables students to discover what others believe and how they live, and to appreciate their own unique heritage. Students will learn about the teachings and traditions of a variety of religions, the connections between religion and the development of civilizations, the place and function of religion in human experience, and the influence of a broad range of religions on contemporary society. This course also introduces students to skills used in researching and investigating world religions.

Prerequisite: None Course Outline Register Now

HZB3M - Philosophy: The Big Questions, 11, University of College Preparation

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This course encourages exploration of philosophy’s big questions, such as: What is a meaningful life? What separates right from wrong? What constitutes knowledge? What makes something beautiful? What is a just society? Students will develop critical thinking and philosophical reasoning skills as they identify and analyse the responses of philosophers to the big questions and formulate their own responses to them. Students will explore the relevance of philosophical questions to society and to their everyday life. They will develop research and inquiry skills as they investigate various topics in philosophy.

Prerequisite: None Course Outline Register Now

ICS3U - Introduction to Computer Science, 11, University

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This course helps students examine computer science concepts. Students will outline stages in software development, define standard control and data structures, identify on- and off-line resources, explain the functions of basic computer components, and develop programming and problem-solving skills by using operating systems and implementing defined practices. As well as identifying careers in computer science, students will develop an understanding of the ethical use of computers and the impact of emergent technologies on society.

Prerequisite: None Course Outline Register Now

MBF3C - Foundations for College Mathematics, 11, College Preparation

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This course enables students to broaden their understanding of mathematics as a problemsolving tool in the real world. Students will extend their understanding of quadratic relations; investigate situations involving exponential growth; solve problems involving compound interest; solve financial problems connected with vehicle ownership; develop their ability to reason by collecting, analysing, and evaluating data involving one variable; connect probability and statistics; and solve problems in geometry and trigonometry. Students will consolidate their mathematical skills as they solve problems and communicate their thinking.

Prerequisite: MFM2P Course Outline Register Now

MCF3M - Functions and Applications, 11, University or College Preparation

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This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics and extends students’ experiences with functions. Students will solve problems in personal inance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning.

Prerequisite: MPM2D or MFM2P Course Outline Register Now

MCR3U - Functions, 11, University Preparation

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This course introduces some financial applications of mathematics, extends students’ experiences with functions, and introduces second-degree relations. Students will solve problems in personal finance involving applications of sequences and series; investigate properties and applications of trigonometric functions; develop facility in operating with polynomials, rational expressions, and exponential expressions; develop an understanding of inverses and transformations of functions; and develop facility in using function notation and in communicating mathematical reasoning.

Prerequisite: MPM2D Course Outline Register Now

PPZ3O - Health for Life, 11, Open

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This course helps students develop a personalized approach to healthy living. Students will examine the factors that affect their own health and the health of individuals as members of the community. They will learn about the components of the Vitality approach to healthy living – an initiative that promotes healthy eating, an active lifestyle, and a positive self-image. Throughout this course, students will develop the skills necessary to take charge of and improve their own health, as well as to encourage others to lead healthy lives.

Prerequisite: None Course Outline Register Now

SBI3U - Biology, 11, University Preparation

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This course furthers students' understanding of the processes involved in biological systems. Students will study cellular functions, genetic continuity, internal systems and regulation, the diversity of living things, and the anatomy, growth, and functions of plants. The course focuses on the theoretical aspects of the topics under study, and helps students refine skills related to scientific investigation.

Prerequisite: SNC2D Course Outline Register Now

SCH3U - Chemistry, 11, University Preparation

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This course focuses on the concepts and theories that form the basis of modern chemistry. Students will study the behaviours of solids, liquids, gases, and solutions; investigate changes and relationships in chemical systems; and explore how chemistry is used in developing new products and processes that affect our lives and our environment. Emphasis will also be placed on the importance of chemistry in other branches of science.

Prerequisite: SNC2D Course Outline Register Now

SPH3U - Physics, 11, University Preparation

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This course develops students' understanding of the basic concepts of physics. Students will study the laws of dynamics and explore different kinds of forces, the quantification and forms of energy (mechanical, sound, light, thermal, and electrical), and the way energy is transformed and transmitted. They will develop scientific-inquiry skills as they verify accepted laws and solve both assigned problems and those emerging from their investigations. Students will also analyse the interrelationships between physics and technology, and consider the impact of technological applications of physics on society and the environment.

Prerequisite: SNC2D Course Outline Register Now

The Fine Print

Refund Policy: Please note that Virtual High School does not issue refunds. Within hours of enrollment, our administration undertakes many tasks including activating the student account, completing the enrollment, contracting the teacher, establishing electronic/physical files, tracking the enrollment for Ministry purposes, etc. Virtual High School incurs the costs of these many tasks upon enrollment. This initial work is the reason for our no-refund policy. Even if the student does not begin the course, the preliminary work in our office will be completed as we expect the student to complete the course. Due to this, all registrants must think carefully about the courses for which they are registering.

Course Transfer Policy: A student has the option to transfer from one course to another within the first three months of registration. If a student requests a transfer, an administrative fee will be required as the preliminary work will have to be repeated by our staff. A fee of $100 will apply if the student has not completed any of the assessments. A fee of $175 will apply if the student has completed no more than three assessments. Transfers will not be available to a student who has completed more than three assessments or who has not requested a transfer within the three month period. The decision of the VHS Registrar is final in all cases involving refund requests and course transfers.

Student Enrolment Policy: There is no set schedule for the student to complete the course or to complete assignments. The student can start the course within 24 hours of registration and move through the course at his or her own pace. The only restriction placed on the student is that the student must complete the course within 18 months. The student will be unenrolled from the course if he or she takes longer than 18 months to complete the course.

Course Prerequisite Policy: Certain courses require the student to have completed a prerequisite course. While VHS will allow the student to begin the course without providing evidence that the required prerequisite has been completed, it is the student's responsibility to obtain and send us a copy of his or her Ontario Student Transcript (OST), Report Card or Credit Counselling Summary which proves to VHS that he or she has achieved the prerequisite for the course. VHS will not issue the student a midterm or final report or transcript until the student provides evidence that the prerequisite course has been completed. This document may be mailed, faxed, or scanned and attached to an email to Prerequisite@VirtualHighSchool.com.

Conversely, the student may not have completed the prerequisite course. This student may request that the VHS Guidance team waive the course prerequisite requirement. The criteria used by the Guidance team to determine if the prerequisite course is to be waived is the student's maturity and/or education level. If you are a mature student or if you have additional education beyond your high school record, then contact the VHS Guidance team before you register for the course to request that the prerequisite be waived.

Tuition refund policies, course transfer policies, student enrollment policies and course prerequisite policies may be modified at any time at the Virtual High School website. The use of Virtual High School courses indicates that the student accepts these aforementioned policies.

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