Are You Eligible?

Requirements for Elementary and Junior High Students

To qualify to register at Vista Virtual School, the student must:

  • be at least 6 years of age as of the last day of February
  • be a Canadian citizen, lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence, a child of a Canadian citizen, or a child of an individual who is lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent or temporary residence
  • provide a birth certificate, landed immigrant, or resident documentation
  • be a resident of Alberta (although the individual may be residing elsewhere temporarily, he or she must maintain an Alberta address. Submit proof of residency upon request. Additional requirements apply to students leaving the province during the school year
  • provide evidence prerequisites have been met for the grade level the student expects to start (i.e. a final report card from previous grade level)
  • provide additional documentation in support of student needs (psychological assessment, medical documentation, Individualized Program Plan)
  • have regular contact with teachers of Vista Virtual School through student/parent/teacher interviews, e-mail, telephone, or video-conferencing
  • sign Vista Virtual School's Truancy Policy and Acceptable Use Policy
  • sign a Release of Student Records form to allow records from previous school(s) to be released to Vista Virtual School
  • students registering in Elementary or Junior High must be registered by the third week of the current school year

Requirements for Senior High Students

To qualify to register at Vista Virtual School, the student must:

  • not be block-funded by another school for the current school year
  • be less than 20 years of age as of September 1 of the school year
  • be a Canadian citizen, lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent residence, a child of a Canadian citizen, or a child of an individual who is lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent or temporary residence
  • provide a birth certificate, landed immigrant, or resident documentation
  • be a resident of Alberta. (Although the individual may be residing elsewhere temporarily, he or she must maintain an Alberta address) Submit proof of residency upon request. Additional requirements apply to students leaving the province during the school year
  • provide evidence that the prerequisites of the grade level the student expects to start at have been met, i.e.,final report card from previous grade level or high school transcript)
  • provide additional documentation in support of student needs (psychological assessment, medical documentation, Individualized Program Plan (IPP)
  • have regular contact with teachers of Vista Virtual School through meetings at student/parent/teacher Interviews, e-mail, telephone, or video-conferencing
  • sign Vista Virtual School's Truancy Policy and Acceptable Use Policy (full-time registrations only)
  • sign a Release of Student Records form to allow student records from previous school(s) to be released to Vista Virtual School (full-time registrations only)

Additional Registration Requirements

For students traveling out of the province for extended periods of time over the school year, the following registration requirements apply in addition to those already listed in Eligibility Requirements:

  • Alberta Education requires a parent or guardian of the student under the age of 18, or the student 18 or older as of September 1 must remain in the province until at least September 30 of the school year
  • Proof of Alberta residency
  • The best documentation is an Alberta property tax assessment with proof of payment for the current year.
  • If a residence is rented or not owned, you must provide a current lease agreement from the property manager valid for at least the school year, as well as a current utility bill for your Alberta residence
  • At the principal's discretion, and as a last resort, your income tax receipt showing that you filed and paid taxes in Alberta for the previous year may be considered
  • Telephone number that is not long distance for our teachers to better communicate with their students
  • Vonage, Magicjack, and Skype are just a few examples of companies who provide telephone service via the internet, which will allow our teachers to call your home without incurring long distance charges
  • You are required to set this up before the student's application can be processed
  • The main contact telephone number you provide on the application must meet this requirement
  • You are also required to provide a long distance telephone number and a telephone number for your Alberta residence
  • Once registered, an out-of-province student may establish a special writing centre for school-based supervised exams (midterms, final exams). When the student is taking a course wherein there is also a diploma examination, the student will be required to either return to Alberta to write the diploma examination, or establish a special writing centre.To inquire about the process and obtain forms, please contact the Alberta Distance Learning Centre Exam Department. Toll-free: 1-866-774-5333, ext. 5255 or via email:specialexams@adlc.ca