Ontario Virtual School (OVS) Online High School

Who We Are

  • Founded in 2010, Ontario Virtual School (OVS) is an online school offering Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) high school online courses.
  • Ontario Virtual School is inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education and is permitted to grant OSSD credits to students in Canada and internationally.(BSID: 665804) View our most recent accreditation report.
  • We are an online virtual high school with over 3,000 students in 2018
  • View our courses by grade.
  • See sample lessons for free.

What We Offer

  • Continuous enrollment - start our online high school courses anytime.
  • Finish an online course in as little as 4 weeks or as long as 12 months
  • Dedicated, certified teachers. All in good standing with the Ontario College of Teachers.
  • Engaging and interactive lessons that encourages mastery before moving forward
  • 24/7 access from anywhere in the world
  • Marks directly sent to OUAC, OCAS, and Day School

How do I sign up for a course?

  1. Go to the Registration page
  2. Add course(s) to your shopping cart
  3. Complete the registration form
  4. Once registered, you will be contacted by your teacher(s) and will have immediate access to your course(s)
  5. Upload prerequisite information
Watch our video on how to register

Why Choose Ontario Virtual School for Online High School Credits?

  • Affordable Online Learning

    Courses from $449

  • Support

    Marks directly sent to OUAC, OCAS, and Day School

  • Flexible Timeline

    Start anytime, and study at your own pace. Earn a credit in as quickly as four weeks.

  • All inclusive

    No additional costs for resources

  • Better Learning

    Varied assessments to demonstrate learning

  • Better Marks

    Student's grades are reflective of their most consistent level of achievement in the course.


Frequently Asked Questions

Is Ontario Virtual School (OVS) accredited?

Yes, Ontario Virtual School is accredited. OVS has been inspected by the Ontario Ministry of Education and has meet all inspection requirements to be given the right to issue OSSD credits. OSSD credits are the same credits issued by all public schools in Ontario, which count towards the Ontario Secondary School Diploma. Ontario Virtual School Ministry BSID# is 665804 You may search for Ontario Virtual School’s accreditation from the Ministry of Education website below. http://www.ontario.ca/data/private-school-contact-information

What happens after I register online?

When convenient and as frequently as you like, use your username login and password to access the learning management system. Then at a pace suitable to your learning, you can progress through the interactive lessons, and practise quizzes. When you are ready you can complete the unit evaluations and submit them into the drop box for your teacher to evaluate and provide feedback. All unit evaluations are completed and submitted online. You can type out your answers, do them on paper and scan them or take a picture of your handwritten work as submission of the evaluations, whatever means you are comfortable with. After you receive a grade and feedback, you can then proceed to the next unit and so forth until the course is complete. If you are not satisfied with your level of achievement, you may make a request to redo the summative(s) in order to demonstrate your true level of understanding of the concepts. At the mid-point in the course, we will mail you a first report card, and upon completion of the remaining units and the proctored final exam you will be mailed a final report card.

How To be a suitable online learner?

In most cases, this form of course delivery works well to support all types of learning styles. Students should be motivation to excel, have familiarity with basic computer applications (word processer, web browser), and possess the ability to work independently. Remember there is also an Ontario trained and certified teacher assigned to assist, encourage and communicate with you and will be able to help you achieve your goals in the course.

How long does it take to do an online course?

One of the greatest features of on-line learning is the flexibility it provides in allowing you to customize your schedule to complete the course at your own pace. Course progress is measured on the completion of the assignments, discussions and summative evaluations. You can login to your course and work at any time and at any pace. Students are eligible for a midterm after finishing half of a course (usually 2 units) and a final mark after completing the minimal number of 110 hours (minimum 4 weeks).

Do I need my day school's permission to take a course?

No, you do not require your day school’s permission to register for a course. You only need to make sure you have the prerequisite credits.

How do I register for a course?

Successful registration into the course requires you to complete four steps. First, you will need to submit a course request; this is achieved by submitting your information using the “Register Online” tab from the main page. Secondly, you will be required to submit proof of the prerequisite for the course you have applied. Third, is the confirmation of fee payment; currently we are accepting funds through Credit Card or Cheque. Lastly, once the above steps are complete, you will be contacted by your teacher within 24hrs with instructions on accessing the course. If required a textbook will be mailed to your home address soon after.

What is a proctored final exam?

The final exam is typically a paper-pen evaluation written at a mutually agreed time, date, and location. The final exam will be proctored, meaning a suitable adult will supervise you writing the final exam. This process ensures the security and integrity of the exam.

Are marks sent directly to OUAC, OCAS, and Day School?

Yes, we can send marks directly to OUAC, OCAS and Day Schools. Just make sure to provide your teacher with your OUAC/OCAS number.

What do I need to get started?

You will need a computer; either PC or Mac will run the course content. (Please see the PC requirements tab). You will also need an email address, any type will be fine so long as it can send and receive attachments and lastly you will need a reliable internet provider, which we recommend high speed.

I took a grade 12 Physics and English online high school courses with Ontario Virtual School and both times I felt that the practical application of things learned was an emphasis. I think a big part of this journey with OVS was getting prepared for University.

Wajiha Fatima Syeda

Ryerson University, Occupational & Public Health

Ontario Virtual School has helped me attain the mark I needed to apply for university. It was very easy and straight forward to understand, with very informed and attentive teachers. Would highly recommend for anyone who wishes to learn online.

Habel Abdi

Ryerson University, Business Technology Management
(SAG Award Scholarship)

Ontario Virtual School online high school allowed me to upgrade my original English mark to a more university-required grade. The whole process was amazing and well worth the money. I would most definitely recommend this service to anyone looking to enrol in an online school.

Tyler Satino

Queen’s University, Economics
Athletic & Admission Scholarships

Did not know what to expect but after my son completed the course, I was sorry that I didn't learn about OVS sooner. The course is easy to navigate, turn around of assignments was very quick, our teacher was very engaged and always available to assist with any questions. No classroom politics and the student can control the pace at which they move through the course. Very good experience and would definitely recommend them.

Lisa Yarde

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