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Do you wonder what should go in your university application package? The first place to look is your program’s web page on the institution’s website. Comprehensive research on the qualities that are considered to be desirable by your program’s admissions committee can prove to be very rewarding in the long run. To help with that, … Read More

Wow. That’s just fantastic! Wow. That’s just fantastic… How did you read the above messages? Which one sticks out to you as more friendly? It was likely easy for you to decide, but did you know that someone else may disagree with you? How you interpret a message depends on many factors. Something that has … Read More

A Day in the Life of an Online Student

Hi, I’m Amanda! You may remember me from my student spotlight: My Return to VHS. I was asked to share more about my experience as an online student to give you a better idea of what it’s like, or at least what it was like for me. Usually I was working on four courses at a time, … Read More

It’s that time of year again! How are you preparing for the new school year? Here are some tips that will improve your chances of success. 1. Know your schedule and courses. Start the year with an organized approach. Learn your schedule and where your classes are held so that you can avoid the first-day … Read More

Many high school students share the same basic goal: graduate and begin a preferred post-secondary program. Most college and university students aim to graduate and enter into a preferred career. It seems like this should be a natural progression, but the transition from high school to college or university can be challenging. Students sometimes struggle … Read More

Music and Identity

Whether you write it as the 6ix, the 6, or the Six, you probably know what we mean. The popularity of this nickname for Toronto has skyrocketed since it was coined by rapper Drake in the lead-up to his 2014 album, Views from the 6. The worldwide use of this nickname demonstrates the power that … Read More

Virtual High School is a diverse school with students of all ages, backgrounds, and lifestyles. Our asynchronous school model works particularly well for student-athletes. VHS’s self-paced model accommodates the busy training regimens of these students. Being a student-athlete in high school can be exhausting. Between classes, homework, training, and competitions, who has time to think … Read More

As you have already guessed, we are avid computer-users here at VHS! We are continuously looking for ways to make our daily tasks more efficient, and keyboard shortcuts are one way we can do so. Tony Stecca, who is our Head of Web Development and Technology, is known as the “Shortcut King” around the office. So, we … Read More

Let’s examine key study skills so you can avoid the temptation to take short cuts when writing papers, listening to instructional videos or lectures, or studying for quizzes, tests, or exams. Working with credible sources will allow you to create writing and presentations that reflect valid ideas and research. Consider the following questions: Who created … Read More

Jessica eagerly began the Final Module of her English course. First assignment: Short Story. She grabbed a piece of paper and a pen to brainstorm the key elements. An hour later, Jessica sat staring blankly at her desk amidst a heap of crumpled papers. Disillusioned and frustrated, she decided to grab a snack and start again. … Read More