School News

Watch Our 2021 Graduation Video

July 21st, 2021

Vista Virtual School celebrated its first ever fully online commencement ceremony on June 4, 2021 at 6:30 pm. A full video of the 2021 ceremony is now available for viewing here. Highlights include a valedictory address by graduating student Zachary Larsen, a parting address from outgoing principal Mike Loitz, and an uplifting music video from […]

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Happy Pride Month from VVS!

June 17th, 2021

Vista Virtual School wishes all of our students, families, and colleagues a very happy LGBTQ+ Pride Month! Since opening its (virtual) doors in 1996, VVS has always prided itself (pun intended) on its inclusivity, with our students coming from every background imaginable. While for many the reasons for choosing distance learning are purely academic or […]

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2021 National STEAM Summer Camp

June 15th, 2021

Students and parents looking for a fun, engaging educational opportunities for the summer months might want to consider this year’s National STEAM Summer Camp. Hosted by IBM from July 19 to 23, this online science and technology-focused summer camp is open to all students entering grades 7 to 12 and is free of charge. Created […]

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A Message to our Muslim Friends and Colleagues

June 10th, 2021

This week saw a vicious crime committed against a Muslim family in London, Ontario when a motorist deliberately rammed his pickup truck into the five members of the Afzaal family, killing four (spanning three generations) and placing the Afzaals’ nine-year-old son in hospital with serious injuries. The murder of the London family stands as Canada’s […]

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Be A Hero—Become a Stem Cell Donor

May 20th, 2021

There are many ways you could save a life. One way you can surely do so is to sign up to become a stem cell donor. As you are reading this article, there are some 18,000 people around the world waiting for stem cells from a matching donor, including 800 Canadians. These include six-year-old Ottawa […]

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Summer Internships with CAREERS: The Next Generation

May 13th, 2021

What are your summer plans? Have you thought about a paid internship in a skilled trade? CAREERS: The Next Generation is currently seeking applications from high school students interested in trades careers for its 2021 summer internships. CAREERS: The Next Generation works in partnership with schools and employers across Alberta to find students paid internships […]

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Fall 2021 Registration Open May 25

April 30th, 2021

Vista Virtual School will be opening up registrations for the 2021-2022 school year on Tuesday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. Normally VVS opens up registrations for the following year at the start of May, at which time we are required to obtain new registration forms for the new school year. We have heard over the […]

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Profile of Success – Colin Fearing

April 15th, 2021

In statistics, the term “outlier” refers to a data point that differs markedly from other observations. In recent times, the term has come to refer to individuals whose talent and industriousness put them well outside the norm. At Vista Virtual School, however, outliers are kind of the norm. As a result of VVS’ flexible educational […]

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Starting High School? We’re Here To Help You Get Ready

March 20th, 2021

The transition from junior to senior high school can feel pretty daunting. Expectations are different. Choices are more numerous. The stakes feel higher! Fortunately for our current grade 9 students, help is available this coming week as we prepare to hold an online high school planning presentation. Held on Thursday, March 25, the session will […]

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Message to VVS Community: National Day of Observance

March 11th, 2021

Dear Friends of Vista Virtual School, Today (March 11) marks the one-year anniversary of Canada’s first known death related to COVID-19. As such, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced that March 11, 2021 would be marked as a National Day of Observance to honour Canadians who have lost their lives to COVID-19, and to recognize the […]

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