Every year, Vista Virtual School recognizes our students’ accomplishments through an extensive Awards program. Award ceremonies are hosted in Edmonton and Calgary in mid-October to recognize the following 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.
Alberta Teachers’ Association Award
An annual scholarship of $1000 is presented to graduates pursuing careers in education. The principal of Vista Virtual School chooses the recipients of these awards based on qualifications that include success in distance learning and an overall academic record of at least 70% in each of the four core subjects.
Teachers nominate students for the following awards.
To recognize outstanding involvement with VVS, two students and two families will be honoured 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 students 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.
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 a 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.
The following awards are automatically given out based on student grades.
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.
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.