Registration

Thank you for choosing Vista Virtual School!

STUDENT TYPEREGISTRATION INTAKE STATUS
Primary (Full-time) StudentsOPEN
Non-Primary (Part-time) StudentsCLOSED
Education Services Agreement (ESA) StudentsCLOSED
Adult StudentsOPEN (continuous)
International StudentsOPEN (continuous)
Summer School Students School-aged Alberta students only
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OPEN *for 1- & 3-credit courses only

Admission Process

  1. Review the Registration Checklist (further down this page) to ensure all requirements are met and supporting documents (citizenship documentation, current Individual Program Plans (IPP), other transcript/report cards etc.) are ready.
  2. Complete the online registration application (A parent/guardian is required for students under 18 or the application will not be processed).
  3. Our staff will review and verify your application information.
  4. Payment: Students with material or tuition fees will receive an email with instructions for making payment, if applicable.
  5. Get Started! Once you are enrolled, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to get started on your course(s). Any materials ordered will be mailed to the shipping address provided on your registration form.

Helpful Tips for Completing your Application Form

  • Be accurate and complete! Inaccurate or missing information will delay processing or may even result in your application being denied.
  • Adult required: Students under 18-years-of-age must have a parent/guardian complete the application form or it will not be processed.
  • Do not submit multiple applications for one student. If you require changes to your application, please contact us.
  • Check your spam folders! Registration confirmations and correspondence are sent through email. Please add Vista Virtual School to your safe senders list and check your promotions folders.
  • Problems with your application? Send us an email at vvsupport@pembinahills.ca or call 1-855-974-5333 x5317.

Please Note: We are in a peak registration period and due to overwhelming demand, it is taking approximately two weeks to process correctly submitted applications. We are working hard to process registrations as quickly as possible. Thank you for your patience.

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Note: Our system works best with Google Chrome or Firefox. Applications are processed in the order in which they are received.

Registration Checklist
  • Eligibility: Ensure you meet our eligibility and requirement criteria listed further down this page.
  • Prerequisite Completion: Ensure you have the required prerequisite course mark (see our Course Catalogue and High School Prerequisite Chart). To expedite the registration process, please upload a copy of your Detailed Academic Report (DAR) or transcript. A final report card from the previous school year is required for students entering grades 1-10.
  • Proof of Citizenship: You will be required to upload your citizenship documentation into the application. VVS will accept the following:
    • Canadian or Alberta Birth Certificate
    • Canadian Passport
    • Canadian Citizenship Certificate/Card (both sides)
    • Certificate of Indian Status/Treaty Card
    • Permanent Resident Card (both sides)
    • Confirmation of Permanent Residence Document
    • Refugee Protection Claimant Document (RPCD)
    • Proof of Application for Permanent or Temporary Residence
    • Record of Landing/Landed Immigrant paper
    • Canadian Study Permit/Work Permit
    • Documentation indicating that you are the child of a Canadian Citizen, as well as a copy of your parent’s citizenship documentation
    • Documentation indicating that you are the child of an individual lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent or temporary residency, as well as a copy of your parent’s documentation
  • Student Email: Each student must have a unique email address (i.e., an email not in use by another VVS student or guardian). We recommend using a personal email address rather than a school-assigned email address.
  • Student Phone Number: Students are required to have a working phone number.
  • Technical Requirements: Review the Technical Requirements to ensure students can meet the minimum technology standards required to successfully complete a VVS course.
  • Special Needs Information (as required): VVS requires documentation in order to provide any special exam accommodations that you may require, excluding extra time.  Please upload an Individualized Program Plan, psychological/psycho-educational assessments, and/or medical assessments/documentation.
  • Policies: Review all VVS Policies prior to registration.
  • Important Dates & School Calendar: Review our school calendar to note all relevant and important school dates.
Eligibility for Grades 1-12 Students

To qualify to register at Vista Virtual School, the student must:

  1. Be at least six (6) years of age as of December 31, 2021.
  2. Be less than 20 years of age as of September 1, 2021. Students over the age of 20 can register for adult upgrading.
  3. Be a Canadian citizen, a lawfully admitted permanent resident, a child of a Canadian citizen, or a child of a lawfully admitted permanent or temporary resident. Students must provide proof of citizenship (i.e., birth certificate, landed immigrant, or resident documentation) and students with study permits must also provide their guardian’s citizenship documentation.
  4. Be a resident of Alberta. Alberta Education requires parents or guardians of school-age students to remain in the province until at least September 30 of the school year. Students must maintain an Alberta address, even if they are temporarily residing elsewhere, and must submit proof of residency upon request.*
  5. Have successfully completed any required prerequisite(s) of the course request. VVS requires confirmation of prerequisite completion.**
  6. Not be taking the same course at another school in Alberta. VVS is unable to register students in a course for which they are, or were, already registered in during the same term with a different school.
  7. Not be federally funded, such as First Nations students living in a First Nation community whose educational expenses are paid by the federal government. As VVS is a provincially funded school, federally funded students can only register with VVS through an Education Services Agreement.
  8. Provide additional documentation in support of student needs as required, including Individualized Program Plan, psychological/psycho-educational assessments, and/or medical assessments/documentation.

* Proof of Alberta residence is ideally provided in the form of an Alberta property tax assessment, with proof of payment for the current year, or, if residence is not owned, a current lease agreement from the property manager valid for at least the school year, as well as a current utility bill for your Alberta residence. At the principal’s discretion, your income tax receipt showing that you filed and paid taxes in Alberta for the previous year may be considered. VVS may also accept an Alberta Health Card, Alberta driver’s license, or utility bill.

**Students entering grades 1-10 must upload their final report card from the previous school year.  VVS accepts Detailed Academic Reports (DARs) or transcripts from Alberta Education for students applying for senior high courses. If schooling was completed outside of Alberta, please upload your transcript or final report card. Please note, applications submitted without the prerequisite may be declined and students will be asked to reapply at a later date.

Summer School Eligibility

  • Students cannot be registered in the same course in the same term (summer) with another school
  • Prerequisite course marks must be on a student’s Detailed Academic Report (DAR) prior to registration.
  • Students transitioning from grade 9 to grade 10 may request courses without prerequisites such as CALM, Physical Education 10, and introductory CTS.
Eligibility for Adult Learning

To qualify to register for adult upgrading at Vista Virtual School, the student must:

  • Be 20 years of age or older as of September 1 of the current school year.
  • Be a Canadian citizen or lawfully admitted to Canada for permanent or temporary residence. Students must provide proof of citizenship (i.e., birth certificate, landed immigrant paperwork, or resident documentation).
  • Be a resident of Alberta. Alberta Education requires students 18 years of age or older to remain in the province at least until September 30 of the school year. Although a student may be residing elsewhere temporarily, they must maintain an Alberta address and submit proof of residency upon request.*

* Proof of Alberta property is ideally a tax assessment with proof of payment for the current year or, if a residence is rented, a current lease agreement from the property manager valid for at least the school year, as well as a current utility bill. At the principal’s discretion, an income tax receipt showing filed and paid taxes in Alberta for the previous year may be considered. VVS may also accept an Alberta Health Card, an Alberta driver’s license, or a utility bill.

  • If you completed schooling outside of Alberta:
    • Visit Alberta’s graduation requirements, credentials, and credits page to learn about the many ways to finish high school in Alberta.
    • Upload a copy of your high school transcript and/or other applicable post-secondary marks in your VVS application form for review by our academic counselors. It is helpful for adult students to create an Alberta Student Number (if they do not have one) and include it in their registration. Any courses completed with VVS will be on Alberta high school transcripts.
    • If you studied outside of Canada, you may want to look into International Qualifications Assessment (IQAS).
Eligibility for International Students

To be eligible to register as an International student at VVS, the student must:

  • Be less than 20 years of age as of September 1 of the current school year.
  • Not regularly reside in Alberta, although the student may be temporarily studying in Alberta (for example, with a study permit).
  • Have successfully completed any required prerequisite(s) of the course request.
  • Not be taking the same course at another Alberta Accredited school. VVS is unable to register students in a course for which they are, or were, already registered during the same term with a different school.

Note: VVS offers continuous registration for Grade 10-12 courses. Summer school courses are not available for International students. Registration for Grades 1-9 is currently closed.

Online Learning Guides

Before you register, learn if distance education is right for you by reviewing the Online Learning Guides on the Alberta Education website (bottom of the page).