Blog Posts

OVS posts helpful blogs on a variety of topics to help you make the most of your high school career! Check back regularly for new postings.

Reach Ahead with OVS!

Have you heard about the Reach Ahead program? It allows Grade 8 students to take up to three Grade 9 credits while in their Grade 8 year, or in the summer between Grades 8 and 9. Click to read more about this great opportunity for young learners!

Our Picks: Top Elective Credits

You asked us: “What elective would you recommend?” and we’ve answered! Here is our list of the top 10 electives you can take at OVS to earn that all-important last credit.

Earn Your Volunteer Hours Safely

For students still looking to earn their community involvement hours, we’ve compiled a list of opportunities and ideas to help you earn your hours safely during COVID-19.

Celebrating Black Authors

February is Black History Month and to mark this important occasion, OVS has created a must-read booklist celebrating black authors!

OVS Grad Hendrix Lapierre Gets Drafted to the NHL

OVS’s flexible model attracts many different types of students – including elite athletes. This year, one of our top students not only earned his OSSD online with us, he was also drafted to the Washington Capital’s as a first-round pick. Read more about Hendrix’s story here!

A Beginner’s Guide to Learning at OVS

Despite the recent focus on e-learning, many families still aren’t sure what to expect when they sign up at an online school. In this post, we provide a quick overview of what you can expect when learning through OVS!