School News

Planning for Your Future Career—SAITCity

April 15th, 2019

One of the most effective ways to learn about what you want to be when you grow up is to attend a career development session. The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) has exactly that event. Do I actually like this, is it something I would like to explore? Students from Vista Virtual School (VVS) […]

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Respected “Connections” Focus of Week-long Camp

April 12th, 2019

  This March, two students from Vista Virtual School (VVS) participated in the annual SEEDS Connections program—a week-long camp for high school students from across Alberta. The camp, a full-immersion opportunity, focuses on developing teamwork and leadership skills—presented from a multicultural perspective, and highlights environmental stewardship. “I’ve never seen a course that solely talks about […]

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Accessing Bonaventure Gate (Alberta Provincial Writing Centre) – Edmonton

April 4th, 2019

Recently Alberta Education updated the Edmonton provincial writing centre location (for diploma exams) to Bonaventure Gate: 13140 St. Albert Trail N.W. Edmonton (west entrance). The correct address is 13156 St. Albert Trail. This is the west (back) side of the Sobeys Corporate Office building. Currently, this location shares signage with Sobey Corporate Offices in Edmonton, and […]

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Full-time Student Registration Starts May 1

March 27th, 2019

  1. When Does Full-time Registration for Returning Students Start? Full-time registration for returning students begins May 1. Please complete the registration form and your academic counsellor will contact you to discuss your courses and enrollment, or you may be contacted to set up an appointment time.   2. What if I am New to the School […]

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Provincial Youth Mental Health Summit (June 3-4)

March 25th, 2019

Are you a student in grade 9-11? Interested in being a youth leader and mentor in the area of mental health? If so, the Alberta School Boards Association is offering the opportunity to learn from HEADSTRONG and to attend the Provincial Youth Mental Health Summit on June 3-4 in Red Deer. Up to three students […]

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Robot(ics) Going Strong with Vista Virtual School

March 20th, 2019

Since its inception almost 10 years ago—exclusively for Vista Virtual School (VVS) students—the robotics society has seen tremendous growth. With up to 14 kids as part the team, and originally working with Dev Facto (including using its workspace), it has now transitioned to the VVS Calgary Campus full-time, and works with former and current VVS, […]

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Valuable Time, Valuable Interaction

March 19th, 2019

Student Parent Teacher interviews provide opportunities to stay on track Students and parents/guardians used the opportunity to meet with their teachers—in both Calgary and Edmonton—as the spring Student Parent Teacher Interviews (SPTs) wrapped up this March. “I think the teachers are really nice and very helpful,” says grade 12 student James H. “It’s a good […]

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2019 University of Alberta Programming Contest – March 14 Deadline

March 8th, 2019

Presented by the University of Alberta Undergraduate Association of Computing Science (UACS) and the UofA Problem Solving Club (UAPSC), high school students are invited to show off their knowledge and skill in a programming competition. Teams of one to three compete to solve a variety of programming challenges on March 16, 2019. Learn more.

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Body Worlds Edmonton

February 25th, 2019

Real Life, Real Animals…Gross or Amazing? Feb. 21, Edmonton – If you ever wanted to see the insides (and outside) of some of the world’s animals, Vista Virtual School (VVS) students had this chance! Participating in the Telus World of Science’s “Body Worlds: Animal Inside and Out” exhibition, students were able to see exactly what […]

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WhoDunnit? Calgary

February 25th, 2019

Let’s Solve a Murder – WhoDunnit? Feb. 20, Calgary – Have you ever wondered what it takes to use DNA to figure out who that person is? Well, this past Wednesday, students at Vista Virtual School (VVS) Calgary campus learned exactly that. Let’s Talk Science visited the campus and walked students through analyzing DNA samples, how […]

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