Grades 10-12

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Students 20 years of age, or older, as of September 1 of the current school year*, are considered Adult learners and should refer to to our Adult Upgrading page for their enrollment options.

We are proud to be the school of choice for Alberta families who want a high-quality education that suits their lifestyle. Our dedicated teachers deliver engaging course content asynchronously and provide academic timelines for each course. This approach is designed to empower students to take responsibility for their education.

We offer an extensive catalogue of courses, designed to meet all of the learning outcomes in the Alberta Programs of Study. Like any other school in Alberta, we report results to parents/guardians and Alberta Education, please review our Senior High Mark Reporting and Course Withdrawal Policy for more information. By enrolling with VVS, students can rest assured that all of their high school courses will appear on their Alberta transcript and myPass account.

INTRODUCTION

Check out this short introductory video of our Principal, Steven Kaplan, describing the types of students we typically see enroll in our grade 10-12 programming.

AM I A PRIMARY OR A NON-PRIMARY STUDENT?

We offer Primary and Non-Primary registration in grade 10-12 courses.
What’s my student type?

Primary students are students who are registered with VVS for a majority of their programming in a school year. VVS cannot accept new primary students after the first semester registration deadline.

Non-Primary student registrations refer to high school students who are registered with a school in another authority (other than Pembina Hills School Division) and would like to take courses (up to 5 credits per semester) with VVS. Please note that Non-Primary students applying to Vista Virtual School must have a primary school enrollment (the student had to have been enrolled in another Alberta high school by September 30 of the current school year) in order for us to accept the registration.

We accept Non-Primary high school registrations directly from students and parents; not from schools or school divisions.

Are you considered a Non-Primary student but would like to take more than 10 credits with us? Reach out to your primary school about putting an Education Services Agreement (ESA) in place! If an ESA is in place with your local school division, your primary school can register ESA students into Vista Virtual School courses.

THINGS TO NOTE BEFORE YOU REGISTER

If you are interested in enrolling your child in the new school year as a primary or non-primary high school student, please fill out an application here. We recommend reviewing our Registration Checklist and Enrollment Restrictions documents before you start!

All registrations for the new school year must be submitted by 4:00 p.m. MST on September 20.

FIRST SEMESTER IMPORTANT DATES

*Please note that these are tentative dates and are subject to change

  • Runs from – August 28 to January 21
  • Deadline to register – September 20 by 4:00 p.m. MST
  • Deadline to request 3- and 5-credit courses – November 4 by 4:00 p.m. MST
  • Deadline to withdraw from 1, 3- or 5-credit courses – November 4 by 4:00 p.m. MST
  • Deadline to request 1-credit courses – November 29 by 4:00 p.m. MST

SECOND SEMESTER IMPORTANT DATES

*Please note that these are tentative dates and are subject to change

  • Runs from – January 28 – June 26
  • Registration opens – December 2 at time TBD
  • Deadline to request 3- and 5-credit courses – March 24 by 4:00 p.m. MST
  • Deadline to withdraw from 1-, 3-, and 5-credit courses – March 24 by 4:00 p.m. MST
  • Deadline to register for 1-credit courses – April 7 by 4:00 p.m. MST

VVS cannot accept NEW primary students for Semester 2.

AVAILABLE COURSES AND COURSE LOAD

Grade LevelAmount of Credits You Should Register For
Grade 10 and 11 studentsA minimum of 35 credits
Grade 12 studentsGrade 12 students should register for the credits required for graduation and for courses needed for post-secondary entrance, if applicable.
Fourth-year high school studentsA minimum of 20 credits
Fifth-year high school students or beyondA maximum of 10 credits
  • We offer a full slate of core and elective courses — English, Social Studies, Sciences (Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Science), Math, Physical Education, many CTS options, Music, Spanish and French! Visit our Course Catalogue for a full list of our course offerings and required materials.
  • Grade 10-12 courses are semester-based and provided in an online format.
  • Those looking to withdraw from a course must fill out and submit a Course Withdrawal Request Form. Students under 18 must have their withdrawal form filled out by a parent or guardian. Withdrawing from a course does not automatically cancel a diploma exam registration. This must be cancelled directly in myPass

Students with a full course load (15-20 credits) and expect to work 30 hours per week (8 hours per week for each 5-credit course).

MATERIALS, FEES, AND REFUNDS

REGISTRATION FEES

There are no tuition or registration fees for primary and non-primary students.

TEXTBOOK AND MATERIAL FEES

Required materials have a caution fee that is 100% refundable when materials are returned within 30 days of course completion/withdrawal and in reusable condition.*

Refer to our Course Catalogue for materials and pricing. Note: Full payment for materials is due within 48 hours of registration.

SHIPPING FEES

Refer to our Shipping Policy for information regarding shipping costs for materials.

REFUNDS

Information regarding refunds can be found in our Refund Policy.

CONTACT US!

Have questions? Give us a call at 1-855-974-5333 x5317 or email vvsupport@pembinahills.ca.

ACADEMIC COUNSELLING

Academic Counselling is available to students to help make programming decisions.

Contact a counsellor:

Grades 10-12 & Adult
Lori Goetjen-Lienau
1-855-974-5333 x7211
lori.goetjen-lienau@pembinahills.ca
Book an Appointment

Grades 10-12
Wayne Rufiange
1-855-974-5333 x7212
wayne.rufiange@pembinahills.ca
Book an Appointment

School-Aged and Adult Students
Christina MacMillan
Email: christina.macmillan@pembinahills.ca
Phone: 1-855-974-5333 x7207
Schedule an appointment: MacMillan Appointment Booking

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