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Reach Ahead

The Reach Ahead program is for elementary students who wish to take high school courses. The principal of the student's elementary school, together with the principal of VHS and the student's parent, will decide if it is appropriate for the student to enrol in high school courses. VHS adheres to all standard school practices in accommodating a Reach Ahead student by recording and granting achievement as necessary. Students are typically eligible for Reach Ahead during the Grade 8 school year or the summer before Grade 9, as outlined in the Ontario Schools: Policy and Program Requirements section 2.5.2.1.

Students who are eligible for the Reach Ahead process may complete an enrolment request and return it by email for review and approval. Approval from VHS is required prior to registration.

Students must include the following with their registration:

  • Completed Reach Ahead Enrolment Request (signed)
  • Most recent school report card/evidence of homeschooling
  • Copy of government-issued ID (e.g. passport, birth certificate, etc.)
  • Copy of Individual Education Plan (if applicable)

Please contact guidance2@virtualhighschool.com with any questions on the above requirements.

Note: Grade 8 students should plan to take no more than 2 reach ahead courses - one during the school year, and one in the summer prior to grade 9.