School News

Register Early for Second Semester Courses

December 7th, 2020

Vista Virtual School senior high students who have already completed or are on track to complete their first semester coursework can now get an early start on second semester course registration—and get a head start on their second semester work. Course selections should be made no later than mid-January to ensure a prompt start on […]

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Last Chance to Apply for ShadOnline 2021

December 4th, 2020

The application period for ShadOnline 2021 closes on Monday, December 7. That means you have the weekend to get your application in for this nationwide STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) education and entrepreneurship program for students in grade 10 and 11, from July 5 to 30, 2021. Founded in 1981, Shad is a […]

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VVS Student and Pop Phenom Named Forbes Top 30 Under 30

December 1st, 2020

Vista Virtual School grade 12 student Tate McRae has just hit another major milestone in her already high-flying pop music career, with inclusion in Forbes magazine’s 2021 Top 30 Under 30 list. Not only that, but at age 17 she is the youngest nominee on the 2021 list in the music category! The Calgary singer-songwriter […]

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New Provincial Restrictions: What You Need To Know

November 27th, 2020

The government of Alberta declared state of public health emergency on Tuesday, November 24 in an effort to curb the spread of COVID-19, which mandated, among other things, a transition to at-home learning for students in grades 7 to 12 effective Monday, November 30. As a distance learning institution, Vista Virtual School is far less […]

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Help Stop Violence Against Women in the Time of COVID

November 25th, 2020

Today (November 25) marks the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women as well as the first day of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-based Violence, the end of which is marked by Human Rights Day (December 10). Globally more than one out of three (35 percent) of women experience physical and/or […]

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Learn About Career Opportunities with CAREERS: The Next Generation

November 17th, 2020

Vista Virtual School is hosting two virtual presentations by CAREERS: The Next Generation on opportunities for students to earn income and credits while exploring exciting career paths in skilled trades and other professions. This online career seminar will be held on Monday, November 23 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. and again on Thursday, November 26 […]

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Bullying Awareness Week 2020

November 16th, 2020

This year’s Bullying Awareness Week starts today, with this year’s theme being “Where to Turn.” Vista Virtual School and Pembina Hills School Division have a zero-tolerance policy on bullying of any kind, including that which happens “outside of the school or school hours or in the digital environment.” While VVS offers students protection from the […]

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Calgary Fire Cadet Program Applications Open January 1

November 6th, 2020

The City of Calgary’s Fire Cadet Program will be accepting applications from January 1 to March 31, 2021 for its 2021-2022 training program. The program is accepting applications from high school students in Calgary and the surrounding municipalities (Airdrie, Crossfield, Okotoks, High River, Strathmore etc.) who are between the ages of 15 and 18 (as […]

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Virtual Post-Secondary Fair Coming November 10

November 3rd, 2020

Vista Virtual School is excited to invite soon-to-be-grads and anyone else interested in learning about post-secondary programs across Alberta to a virtual post-secondary fair on Tuesday, November 10 from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. MST. The event is being facilitated by the Educational Liaison Association of Alberta (ELAA) and will feature representatives from 28 Alberta post-secondary […]

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Internship and Mentorship Opportunities with CAREERS: The Next Generation

November 2nd, 2020

CAREERS: The Next Generation is holding two virtual career fairs in November as part of its Virtual Exploration Events. Events include virtual tours, demonstrations, Q&A sessions with industry professionals, and information on student internships. The first of the two will focus on internship opportunities in the steamfitter-pipefitter trade on Tuesday, November 10, while the Wednesday, November 25 […]

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