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.

Engineering: A Pathway to the Future

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The path to higher education opens after you graduate high school. If you want to enter academia through university, or if you want hands-on career training via a college program, you need to have a high-school diploma first. For students committed to STEM education at the university level, you’ll need to focus on stellar marks

The Importance of Setting Study Goals

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For many students it can be easy to get sidetracked and procrastinate on homework. Sometimes you look at the amount of work you need to do and it seems like too much, or you get distracted by other activities you might rather be doing. This is why setting study goals for yourself can help. You

Digital Tools That Can Boost Your Grades

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Are your grades not as high as you’d like them to be? There’s no need to feel defeated — you can improve your schoolwork and bump up your grades with the help of some simple digital tools. Grammarly: If you want to boost the marks on your essays, then you should consider downloading Grammarly. Grammarly

Master STEM Classes Through e-Learning


The right online high school should understand remote learning — and at OVS, we’ve been doing it for over a decade. We’ve got the experience and the technology to provide comprehensive e-Learning programs to students all over Ontario. We offer Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) high school online courses, and we’re inspected by the Ontario

A Simple Alternative to Homeschooling Teens

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More parents are pulling their children out of classrooms and starting homeschooling than ever before. If you like the appeal of homeschooling for your teen, but you don’t want to be a homeschool teacher, don’t worry — there’s a simple alternative out there. That simple alternative is online schooling. The Trouble with Homeschooling One of

Why OVS Is One of Ontario’s Top Virtual High Schools

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It’s hard to imagine an industry more impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic than education. Across the world, educational institutions have had to redesign and rebuild to serve a student base that is social distancing at home. This has been a jarring adjustment for many, but there are educational institutions that have extensive experience developing and

Is School Stressing Out Your Teen?

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Your teen is showing clear signs of stress. They’re having trouble sleeping. They’re not eating regular meals. They’re irritable, anxious and overwhelmed. What could be making them so stressed out? Heavy Workload Teens have a lot on their plates. They have a full school day with homework and projects to tackle once they get home.

Online Tools That Can Help Teens Study

Online Tools that can help teens study

It’s common for parents to scold their teens for spending too much time on their smartphones and computers, especially when they should be doing their homework. But could their tech actually help them study better? These are some online tools that will help your teen focus on their studies. Music Apps: Music can improve focus,

How Can You Bulk Up Your Resume?

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Your resume is looking a little sparse, and you want to add more to it so that you look like an ideal candidate to employers. The problem is that you have no idea how! Here are four things that you can do to bulk up your resume, even when you have a busy schedule. 1.

How OVS Applies Mayer’s 12 Principles of Multimedia Learning

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More and more high school students are considering switching from a traditional day school to an online school or supplementing their traditional pathway with online courses to help them get an edge. Many are attracted to learning in a virtual environment because they find that being freed from conventional school schedules opens up time for

Podcast Ep 4. Mood and Mindset

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In this episode we will talk behaviour, mood, and mindset. Emotions often dictate our behaviour, and we explore strategies to observe ourselves and change our behaviour. A key area we explore is mindfulness, and tools we can apply to our lives to be mindful.  

OVS Presents: 5 Online Learning Myths — Debunked

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As more research is being performed into how students learn, we are discovering that some students are able to take control of their learning journey and can process information in an online environment better than others. Across Canada, schools are developing hybrid or stand-alone online programs, while other institutions are dedicated solely to providing world-class

Unsure of what you want to do beyond high school?

What to do after high school?

For some students, deciding what they want to do beyond high school is a simple matter. Maybe they already discovered their particular passion and are working hard towards their goals. However, for many students, figuring out what to do after graduation is quite a difficult task. Asking someone to make decisions for adulthood before they

How eLearning Prepares Students for Remote Education in University

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Even before COVID-19 sent everyone back home to study, universities were planning a large-scale pivot to online learning. These plans have been thrown into overdrive as the pandemic continues to change the way people approach work and education. Increasingly, universities are releasing programs either entirely online, or supplementing conventional programs with eLearning elements. Learning remotely

Introducing our newest educational partner the Nordic Hockey Academy

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At OVS we strive to create lasting and constructive partnerships with many entities worldwide. We serve as an educational partner for several international programs and athletic associations to help students all over the world achieve academic success. We are happy to introduce one of our newest athletic partners, the Nordic Hockey Academy, which was originally

Three Ways OVS can help Grade 12 students reach their post-secondary goals

Three Ways OVS can help Grade 12 students reach their post-secondary goals

As students move through Grade 12, they are also faced with beginning their journey into post-secondary education, completing applications for enrollment and scholarships. At this time, many students may worry about reaching their post-secondary goals. For those students, Ontario Virtual School is here to help.     Access to increased course selection As students approach