Awards

Every year, Vista Virtual School recognizes our students’ accomplishments through an extensive Awards program. This year’s awards will be held on the following dates:


Calgary Awards Night: 

When: October 19, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Executive Royal Hotel

Edmonton Awards Night:

When: October 26, 2018
Time: 7 p.m.
Where: Old Timers Cabin
Address: 9430 99 Street NW (Scona Road Edmonton, AB T6E 3W4)

Application-Based Awards

Raju Family Distance Learning Award

The Raju family established this monetary award to recognize full-time elementary, junior high, and senior high students who show diligence in their work while studying at a distance. In addition to consistent hard work, students must also demonstrate good citizenship in caring for others. For the purposes of this award, success is measured in terms of the positive differences students make in the lives of others. Students who receive this award may use the money however they choose.

PHPS Citizenship Award – Grade 12

This award recognizes senior high students who demonstrate concern for their school and community and/or participate in local or regional organizations (e.g., 4-H, youth groups, etc.). Students who receive this award have an active history of volunteerism, a proven ability to learn from errors and positively accept consequences for their actions, and a proven history of actively seeking positive solutions to problems and issues.

Learn more about PHPS Citizenship Award criteria.

Alberta Teachers’ Association Award

An annual scholarship of $1000 is presented to graduates pursuing careers in education. The principal of VVS chooses the recipients of these awards based on qualifications that include success in distance education and an overall academic record of at least 70% in each of the four core subjects.

Nomination-Based Awards

Teachers nominate students for the following awards.

Principal’s Awards

To recognize outstanding involvement with VVS, two students and two families will be honored with a framed certificate.

  • Principal’s Awards – Students: These full-time elementary, junior high, senior high or adult students will display an exceptional work ethic, striving to achieve the best of their ability. These student demonstrate participation and cooperation with teachers, positive attitude, and strong work ethic.
  • Principal’s Awards – Families: These families will strive to assist student excellence, participate in student learning, cooperate with VVS staff, and initiate contact with VVS.

PHPS Citizenship Award – Grades 6 & 9

This award recognizes elementary and junior high students who demonstrate concern for their school and community and/or participate in local or regional organizations (e.g., 4-H, youth groups, etc.). Students who receive this award have an active history of volunteerism, a proven ability to learn from errors and positively accept consequences for their actions, and a proven history of actively seeking positive solutions to problems and issues.

Learn more about PHPS Citizenship Award criteria.

Merit Awards

Merit Award certificates recognize consistent student effort that results in significant improvements in academic achievement, organizational skills, or quality of work.

Merit Award certificates are also presented to students who display acts of compassion in their communities or demonstrate significant commitment to volunteerism.

SuccessMaker® Merit Awards

These certificates are presented to students participating in the SuccessMaker® program in recognition of consistent effort that results in significant improvements in academic achievement, organizational skills, or quality of work.

Grades-Based Awards

The following awards are automatically given out based on student grades.

Honour Roll

Full-time students who achieve 80% or better in all core courses are awarded honour roll certificates.

Students who achieve honours in elective courses are also recognized with Elective Honours.

Top Marks

Senior high students who earn the highest mark in a given course are presented with Top Marks certificates.


Alberta Scholarships and Bursary Programs can be accessed at Alberta Education – Scholarships and Bursaries.