School News

Accessing Bonaventure Gate (Alberta Provincial Writing Centre) – Edmonton

April 4th, 2019

Recently Alberta Education updated the Edmonton provincial writing centre location (for diploma exams) to Bonaventure Gate: 13140 St. Albert Trail N.W. Edmonton (west entrance). The correct address is 13156 St. Albert Trail. This is the west (back) side of the Sobeys Corporate Office building. Currently, this location shares signage with Sobey Corporate Offices in Edmonton, and […]

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Full-time Student Registration Starts May 1

March 27th, 2019

  1. When Does Full-time Registration for Returning Students Start? Full-time registration for returning students begins May 1. Please complete the registration form and your academic counsellor will contact you to discuss your courses and enrollment, or you may be contacted to set up an appointment time.   2. What if I am New to the School […]

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Provincial Youth Mental Health Summit (June 3-4)

March 25th, 2019

Are you a student in grade 9-11? Interested in being a youth leader and mentor in the area of mental health? If so, the Alberta School Boards Association is offering the opportunity to learn from HEADSTRONG and to attend the Provincial Youth Mental Health Summit on June 3-4 in Red Deer. Up to three students […]

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Robot(ics) Going Strong with Vista Virtual School

March 20th, 2019

Since its inception almost 10 years ago—exclusively for Vista Virtual School (VVS) students—the robotics society has seen tremendous growth. With up to 14 kids as part the team, and originally working with Dev Facto (including using its workspace), it has now transitioned to the VVS Calgary Campus full-time, and works with former and current VVS, […]

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Valuable Time, Valuable Interaction

March 19th, 2019

Student Parent Teacher interviews provide opportunities to stay on track Students and parents/guardians used the opportunity to meet with their teachers—in both Calgary and Edmonton—as the spring Student Parent Teacher Interviews (SPTs) wrapped up this March. “I think the teachers are really nice and very helpful,” says grade 12 student James H. “It’s a good […]

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2019 University of Alberta Programming Contest – March 14 Deadline

March 8th, 2019

Presented by the University of Alberta Undergraduate Association of Computing Science (UACS) and the UofA Problem Solving Club (UAPSC), high school students are invited to show off their knowledge and skill in a programming competition. Teams of one to three compete to solve a variety of programming challenges on March 16, 2019. Learn more.

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Body Worlds Edmonton

February 25th, 2019

Real Life, Real Animals…Gross or Amazing? Feb. 21, Edmonton – If you ever wanted to see the insides (and outside) of some of the world’s animals, Vista Virtual School (VVS) students had this chance! Participating in the Telus World of Science’s “Body Worlds: Animal Inside and Out” exhibition, students were able to see exactly what […]

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WhoDunnit? Calgary

February 25th, 2019

Let’s Solve a Murder – WhoDunnit? Feb. 20, Calgary – Have you ever wondered what it takes to use DNA to figure out who that person is? Well, this past Wednesday, students at Vista Virtual School (VVS) Calgary campus learned exactly that. Let’s Talk Science visited the campus and walked students through analyzing DNA samples, how […]

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NAV CANADA Summer Camp Opportunity for Grade 9 Students

February 5th, 2019

Do You Know a Teen Who Has What it Takes to Leave Ordinary Behind This Summer?  Grade 9 students (those entering grade 10 next year) can attend the Explore Aviation Summer Camp presented by NAV CANADA. This is a one-week, all-expenses-paid camp in Cornwall, Ontario. Learn more at https://vimeo.com/251856205. The camp points the spotlight on careers in aviation […]

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Students Taking ADLC Classes – June 30 Deadline for Completion

February 5th, 2019

Please be advised if you are taking an Alberta Distance Learning Centre (ADLC) class through Vista Virtual School (VVS), you need to complete that course by June 30, 2019. In most cases, extensions are not available. VVS contracts ADLC’s services for some courses, and the ADLC has set June 30 as the completion date for […]

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