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Your Summer School Option

Need to earn a credit this summer? Virtual High School (VHS) offers quality Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credit courses, and we are here to help you reach your goals. Many summer students enrol at Virtual High School to upgrade marks, retake failed courses, or work ahead during summer break.

Summer is a busy time, and we believe that education should be flexible. That's why you can register for VHS courses anytime, study anywhere, and work at your own pace. Let us adapt to your summer plans!

Why take a summer course with VHS?

Upgrade Mark

Many summer students register with VHS to improve a mark in a course they've already taken. We offer upgrade versions of several of our regular courses. Upgrade courses have a reduced assessment workload and can be completed more quickly. You can also enrol for any of our regular courses to upgrade a mark. Be sure to review the upgrade course information and eligibility requirements before registering for an upgrade course.

Retake a Failed Course

Some students enrol with VHS to earn an OSSD credit course in which they were previously unsuccessful.

Work Ahead

Students also take summer courses with VHS to free up their timetable for the upcoming school year, to avoid timetable conflicts, or to earn a credit not available anywhere else.

Reach Ahead

Grade 8 students, or students who have recently completed Grade 8, sometimes choose to earn OSSD credits with VHS before they begin secondary school. Be sure to review the reach ahead program eligibility and consultation requirements before registering.