School News

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 an adult learner, you can register for Vista Virtual School (VVS) courses year-round? Earn extra high school credits, boost your grades, or make some space in next year’s schedule—there’s still time to enrol in distance learning courses this […]

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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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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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CONNECTIONS: Be the Change – Interview Series (Alison Springer)

May 27th, 2019

  Learn more about the SEEDS CONNECTIONS program, a multicultural and environmental leadership opportunity for high school students. The program connects students from across Alberta, and focuses on creating a better understanding of the multicultural/diverse nature of our schools and society. Vista Virtual School invites students to attend the week-long camp in March each year, and complete a […]

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