OVS BLOG & NEWSLETTERS

3 Ways OVS Can Help Home-School Students

There are many reasons why students might want to find alternative learning environments outside of regular school programs. Some students need to work full-time or are training to become competitive athletes. Others have learning or mental health difficulties that being in regular school just can’t accommodate. While yet other students might just prefer learning at their own pace. Whatever the reason, studying from home is a choice that many students and parents want, and Ontario Virtual School can help make that happen.

4 Study Tips to Help You Prepare for Tests

Writing tests can be anxiety inducing for many students. In fact, it can be hard to even begin the process of preparing for a test when you’re not sure how to start. In this blog we’ll look at four simple tips to help you get ready for your upcoming test.

Podcast S2 Ep 7. Successful Student

In this episode of A Brighter Future, Powered by OVS, Alicia Cuzner and Dwayne Matthews will discuss what success is, what a successful student looks like, and how to become a successful student. Listeners will learn about strategies and tools to become a successful student, and the importance of identity. This podcast also includes a

New Ontario e-Learning Requirement

With the ever-growing presence of technology in all aspects of our lives, it comes as no surprise that it is becoming part of our education system. While there have previously been online learning options for those students who desire it, online learning is now becoming a requirement for graduating high school in Ontario.

5 Post-Secondary Branches You Should Consider

High school is a time when people really start to think about their future. This can be stressful, especially if you’re not sure what career path you desire. At Ontario Virtual School, we do our best to help all of our students choose the path and courses that work best for them. In this article we’ll list 5 potential post-secondary pathways that you can take, and the courses that will help you along the way.

Understanding De-Streaming

Previously, Ontario students were forced to pick an academic stream from the moment they started high school. They had to make a choice between taking Academic courses, which would allow them to take University credits later on, or Applied courses, which would send them on a path to college courses for their grade 11 and

The mental health of children is not an in person vs remote learning conversation

Pretending that in class high school, circa 2019 was a panacea that we must return to if we are to restore “the perfect” mental health of students, is simply not true for millions of students globally. The “one size fits all” model benefits some students, but has historically been detrimental to others. Today we have

OUAC Collection is Now Open for 2022-23 Applicants!

OUAC’s first collection period for 2022 applicants is now open for first semester midterms and any finals achieved in Grade 11 or 12 courses.

Save the Date: University Fairs!

Are you planning to apply to university in 2022? Then be sure to mark your calendar for the Ontario Universities’ Fairs happening this fall!

Introducing Guidance Appointments!

Students can now schedule one-on-one appointments with our head of guidance to discuss pathway or graduation concerns over the phone!

Introducing Grade 7 & 8 Courses

OVS now offers Grade 7 & 8 courses! Click to learn more about our middle school program!

November 2022 Newsletter

Winter is here, and with it comes the busy midterm season. Many Grade 12 students have started their post-secondary applications and are working to get those midterms completed. Don’t worry, you still have plenty of time to get those grades in, so take a deep breath and make sure you find time to relax.

October 2022 Newsletter

The new school year is well underway and most students are getting settled into their new routines. Fall is the season of change, so if you find that your new school routine isn’t working for you, there is still plenty of time to make adjustments. At OVS we offer continuous enrollment, which means you can sign up and start a course at any time. With our asynchronous format you won’t have to worry about missing anything, OVs has you covered.

September 2022 Newsletter

It’s that time of year again, fall has arrived and with it comes the start of a new school year. Perhaps you’ve gotten your class schedule but are unhappy with the courses you’re in? Maybe there wasn’t enough room in a class you really wanted to take or your school doesn’t offer a course that you need? Do you need to take an extra class because you’ve fallen behind in credits? If the answer is yes, OVS could be the solution for you.