School News

Turning Adversity into Success—and Post-secondary!

August 14th, 2019

By balancing her time between searching for a home, living in a shelter environment, and juggling every-day life activities, Maria A. recently completed her grade 12 education at Vista Virtual School and was awarded a $25,000 scholarship through Education Matters. Education Matters is a Calgary-based program that understands the importance of education. Its main goal […]

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Ending the Year on a Fun Note

July 16th, 2019

To wrap up the 2018-19 school year, students were invited to attend one of two events—visiting an amusement park in Edmonton or Calgary. It was an opportunity to celebrate the hard work Vista Virtual School (VVS) students have put in this year. Unfortunately, the visit to Callaway Park in Calgary was affected by the weather […]

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What’s Your Plan This Summer?

June 20th, 2019

Did you know if you are a student going into or continuing high school this fall, or if you are an adult learner, you can register for Vista Virtual School (VVS) courses anytime? We’re open in the summer, in fact we’re open year-round. Earn extra high school credits, boost your grades, or make some space […]

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Biking Around the World Sure Has Its Ups and Downs

June 20th, 2019

As you may have read in the many stories written by mainstream media, the McFerrin family trekked across the world by bike in 2018. This was the second extended bike trip the full family has been involved in, as they also travelled the world in 2009-10—visiting 18 countries over the two trips. “Travelling is a […]

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Minister’s Youth Council Experience – Tahir N. (Video)

June 10th, 2019

Watch a video interview with Tahir N., a Vista Virtual School student and member of the 2018-19 Minister’s Youth Council. He talks of his experience on the council and why he became involved. Video Interview More on the Minister’s Youth Council: https://www.alberta.ca/student-engagement.aspx.

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Peak Registrations Time

June 10th, 2019

We are currently receiving more school applications than usual. It may take longer than the standard three school days to register you in your course. If we need any further information to complete your registration, we will contact you directly. Once your application has been processed, you will receive an email confirming your registration and […]

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It is Time to Graduate!

June 6th, 2019

On May 31, Vista Virtual School (VVS)’s 2018-19 graduating class moved their tassels from right-to-left and received their graduation certificates. It was time for students to cross the stage and attend their grad ceremony, a crowning achievement of hard work in obtaining their Alberta high school diploma. As referenced in Principal Mike Loitz’s graduation speech, […]

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Early Planning for Long-term Academic Success

June 4th, 2019

Knowing what to take when entering high school for the first time gives you a path that can help achieve your future goals. This is because taking the courses you’re interested in, and making sure you have the skills required to graduate—and even enter post-secondary programs—starts earlier than you might think. “I am definitely interested […]

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Forest Fire Smoke and Air Quality

June 3rd, 2019

During the spring and summer, Alberta typically experiences smoke drifting from many different forest fires across Alberta, Saskatchewan, BC and Northern USA. This impacts outdoor air quality, and may result in a special air quality advisory from Environment Canada. When this statement is in effect, it is advisable to be aware of how smoke and […]

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