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Why online schooling makes sense

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Online schooling is completely different from traditional schooling and offers its own set of benefits. Students can receive a high quality education, flexible schedules, integrated technology, connections with teachers and friends online and best of all, students are given the opportunity to thrive.

Online schools are built on a platform that is based on an “average” student. In the real world, there is no such thing as an “average” student since everyone works and studies at their own pace. For many, it’s hard to keep up with a brick-and-mortar school curriculum while others find it too easy and quickly get bored. In an online schooling atmosphere, each student can work at his own pace in order to get the most out of the materials.

Students can also enjoy a flexible schedule. There are currently studies being conducted on the time of day the school starts and many educators are calling for a later start time for school. Various studies have shown that some students simply cannot absorb material really early in the morning. We all have our best time of the day and with online schooling a student can choose the best time to study based on his own schedule.

The education that is being offered by virtual schools is the same quality as the curriculum found in traditional schools. The technology used stays on pace with the advances being made in today’s modern world. Students have access to the latest technological advances, which also gives them a leg up in terms of future education and job readiness.

Online schooling has benefits that simply cannot be found in traditional brick-and-mortar types of schools. Learn more about the curriculum at and see for yourself why so many students are taking this route for their schooling.

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Benefits of Upgrading High School Marks with OVS

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Academic upgrading is not a new concept in the field of education to high school or mature students. In fact, statistics obtained from the Ministry of Education’s website point to an upward trend of thousands of students returning for extra semesters for that sole purpose. Students may complete upgrade courses to improve their marks for various reasons, including the following: University or college admissions. Attaining a certain overall grade average. Achieving personal goals. Meeting Ontario Scholar or scholarship requirements. As it stands, it is possible to upgrade marks of completed courses and even do so using various easy to use platforms such as the one provided by the Ontario Virtual School.

    The first major benefit when upgrading your marks is that the possibility of achieving a higher percentage can make you more competitive than others applying to the same program. Due to higher numbers of College and University applications, students are finding it more and more difficult to gain acceptance from the institutions of their choice. Upgrading your marks gives you that competitive edge and reduces your chances of being denied.

    Upgrading your mark in High school courses does not only mean your percentages change. The reality is that revisiting the courses, even if they are taught by different teachers or registering for them at different schools, will allow you to enter University with a stronger foundation in the course content or field of study. In so doing, your University experience and the much greater expectations of being an undergraduate student can be met with relative ease.    

       One of the greatest benefits of repeating a course with Ontario Virtual School is that students can work at their own pace. They can complete a course in as little as four weeks or take as long as a year. This self pace program allows students to use their time wisely and be successful. All in all, Universities treat all courses the same as long as they are approved by the Ministry of Education. In addition, Admissions departments state categorically that they are guided by the best attempts at completing the course and second attempts are not considerations for declining a student’s application.

The following is a list of the most popular courses students upgrade in high school.

Grade 12 Advanced Functions: MHF4U 
Grade 12 Calculus: MCV4U
Grade 12 Data Management: MDM4U
Grade 12 English: ENG4U
Grade 12 Chemistry: SCH4U
Grade 12 Biology: SBI4U
Grade 12 Physics: SPH4U


To register for an upgrade course please visit our website.

If you have any questions feel free to contact our office for assistance.

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Ontario Virtual School for Students Needing to Change their Major Program of Study or Bridge from College to University

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There are a number of reasons why virtual schools across the world have become so popular so quickly. Students of all ages are turning to these schools in order to get their high school diplomas and to change their major programs of study. The courses are also invaluable for students that need help to successfully bridge from college to university.

Students are asked at an early age during their high school years what types of courses they want to take based on their career goals. For example, someone that wants to pursue a path in the healthcare field would make sure that he is taking a lot of science courses. What would happen, however, if the same student decided after high school that he wanted to change his mind and instead become an English teacher?

These things happen all the time! It can be very hard for a young teenager to decide what he wants to do in life and he may make different career choices as he makes his way through high school. At some point he may need to take some extra classes to make sure that he is accepted at a post-secondary institution in a certain field. This is where Ontario Virtual School steps up to the plate.

Our school provides the opportunity for students to get any courses they may be missing in order to pursue their future goals. Our school also helps students that need a few extra courses to help them bridge over from college to university. Ontario Virtual School bridges the gap and allows students to get the courses they need by taking them online.

Learn more about our school and the courses available by visiting our website today at

Gizmos Ontario Virtual School

Spearheading the integration of Gizmos in Science and Math Curriculum by OVS

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How does Ontario Virtual School (OVS), Canada’s leading online school stay ahead of the competition? The integration of Gizmos in Science and Math lessons on OVS’s interactive virtual learning platform further sustains students’ interests in the course material and develops their conversational, critical thinking and problem-solving skills.

Principal Bhogal, an experienced and successful administrator of OVS is very excited to partner with ExploreLearning and their Gizmos for meeting the school’s STEAM initiatives. “Gizmos are very engaging for students. They allow for critical thinking and inquiry-based learning. Gizmos allow for deeper understanding of math and science concepts, and assist students in meeting the success criteria in a course.”

Leading the way in innovation and self-paced learning, Ontario Virtual School remains dedicated to providing students with every resource and support system necessary for success in their individual courses and meeting the demands of the ever changing technologically enhanced learning environments present now and in the future. He adds, “having to work at your own pace is a major advantage in learning. Gizmos are a natural fit for our self-paced program. Students have the ability to start/restart and interact with the software at a level and pace they are comfortable with. I am sure each and every one of us at one time in our school life wished we had such an opportunity. They do not have to worry about making mistakes or running out of time during an experiment. This leads to better participation, engagement, confidence, and achievement in and outside of the school environment.”

Fusing Gizmos into our lessons will guarantee students develop learning skills and work habits outlined in Growing Success (The Ministry of Education’s assessment, evaluation and reporting policy). As they navigate through the interactive courses, ExploreLearning’s Gizmos help us to guarantee we remain grounded in Ontario Virtual School’s vision which is “to empower all learners, through the use of technology so that they can experience academic success.”

What Makes Ontario Virtual the Right Choice for High School Students?

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Ontario Virtual School is an online secondary school that offers different courses that ultimately lead to a secondary school diploma in Ontario. Students can access their courses from anywhere in the world and can register for their online courses at any time of the day or night. Many courses can be completed in 4 weeks, but students can work at their own pace according to their own personal circumstances.


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OUAC Applications 2019

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REMINDER: The OUAC January 16, 2019 101 Application Deadline is fast approaching. Be sure to get your application submitted early to avoid chaos after the holidays!

Up Coming: January 21st – First Semester finals and Full Year midterm collection begins!  

Have a joyous and safe holiday season!

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OUAC 2018-2019 Deadlines

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Winter Midterms:    October 2, 2018 – November 8, 2018
First Semester Finals:  January 21, 2019 – February 14, 2019
Second Semester Midterms: March 11, 2019 – April 25, 2019
Finals: June 1, 2019 – July 4, 2019
Summer Finals: July 22, 2019 – August 30, 2019

2018 Ontario Universities Fair

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Ontario Universities’ Fair (OUF): September 28-30, 2018
The OUF is the only event where you can see all 21 Ontario universities in one place! It’s a once-a-year, free event where attendees can talk directly with senior university faculty and representatives. The OUF takes place at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. Admission is free.

OUAC & OCAS Final Deadlines

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OVS Registration Deadlines; June 5th to be eligible to have finals submitted. June 19th to be eligible to have a midterm submitted. Aug 9th for summer school courses to be submitted. These deadlines are specific to students who require courses for  September 2018 OUAC, OCAS or Post-Secondary applications. We ask that students are mindful of these timelines, as we do not want students to have any university or college application delays. Please use promo code SM-25 for a discount towards registration.

Add another course and you will be eligible for $100 off your total fee.

You are now eligible for $100 off you total fee. Use coupon code OVS-100 upon checkout