School News

Triple P: An Online Oasis for Stressed-out Parents

December 15th, 2020

To say that 2020 has been a tough year for parents would be the understatement of the year. Fortunately, a new free online support program is now available for stressed out Alberta parents just in time for the winter holidays. The Triple P – Positive Parenting Program® is an online platform that gives parents a […]

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Schulich Leader Scholarship Nominations Open

December 11th, 2020

Looking for something to keep you busy over the Christmas holidays? How about getting ready to apply for one of Canada’s most prestigious undergraduate scholarships ahead of the January 27 deadline? The Schulich Leader Scholarships are open to one graduating high school student per school who plans to enrol in a STEM (science, technology, engineering, […]

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Apply for Skills Investment Bursary Starting December 21

December 10th, 2020

Adult upgrading students at Vista Virtual School will be able to apply for next round of funding through the Skills Investment Bursary (SIB) starting Monday, December 21, 2020. Every year, Alberta Works offers funds for adults aged 20 and up looking to complete their high school education via distance learning through the SIB. Unfortunately, all […]

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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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