School News

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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World Knowledge and a Worldly Experience

April 23rd, 2019

Three Vista Virtual School Students Learn the World Hands-on Finn, Nico and Milo Colebrook are currently on an extended trip across the world, immersing with unique cultures and experiences. With mom (Mary) and dad (John), the “Colebrook 5” have visited many countries in their over-a-year-long excursion—while still being committed to learning. “We picked this particular […]

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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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