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How Does It Work?

Virtual High School (VHS) is a private, asynchronous, Ministry-inspected, online high school offering high-quality Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credit courses. VHS offers over 70 courses from grades 9-12, all of which count towards the OSSD, just as courses do in bricks-and-mortar schools. Universities and colleges around the world recognize the OSSD credits issued by VHS.

Enrolment: Students may enrol any day of the year and begin their course(s) within 24 hours of registration (Note: registrations that occur on holidays will be enrolled on the next day). Students have up to 18 months to complete each course. This model allows students to work at their own pace and to create their own schedules. All students are eligible to take courses with VHS. Permission from the student's main school of registration is not required.

Support: In addition to the support VHS provides with its qualified teachers and the Main Office team, courses include access to free online tutoring.

Final Exams: Students may finish their courses and write their proctored final exams online any day of the year from anywhere in the world.

Course Materials: All online course content and assessments exist within our secure learning environment. No textbooks are required.*

Communication: VHS will communicate with the student's main school of registration throughout the course by sending them a letter of registration, a midterm report, and a final report. Upon request by the student, VHS will also send this information to the OUAC, OCAS, or post-secondary institutions. When the main school of registration receives the final report, the mark is added to the student's Ontario Student Transcript, making VHS courses the perfect complement to any student's secondary school education. Alternatively, students may enroll in VHS full-time and earn their entire OSSD online.

Academic Integrity: We maintain the highest academic standards for education in Ontario and have a firm commitment to academic integrity and honesty.

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions for more information about how studying with Virtual High School works.

*Note: Students may be required to borrow or purchase a novel in some English courses.