Deadline approaching! The deadline for primary and non-primary students to submit a 1-credit course request for semester one request is 4:00 p.m. MST on November 30, 2023. 📚💥
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.
At VVS, we understand the importance of academic timelines, and our teachers work tirelessly to ensure students stay on track. Our students receive exceptional support through email, telephone, and virtual meetings.
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.
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. Please note that Primary students must be enrolled with Vista Virtual School by September 30 of the current 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. We do not accept Non-Primary registrations 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
FIRST SEMESTER IMPORTANT DATES
Runs from – August 30 – January 30
Deadline to register – 4:00 p.m. MST on September 20
Deadline to withdraw from 1, 3- or 5-credit courses – 4:00 p.m. MST on November 3
SECOND SEMESTER IMPORTANT DATES
Runs from – January 31 – June 27
Registration opens – Time TBD on December 1
Deadline to register for 3- and 5-credit courses – 4:00 p.m. MST on March 25
Deadline to withdraw from 3- and 5-credit courses – 4:00 p.m. MST on March 25
Deadline to register for 1-credit courses – 4:00 p.m. MST on April 8
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.
VVS cannot accept NEW primary students for Semester 2.
Prior to starting your application, please review our Registration Checklist and Enrollment Restrictions documents to ensure all requirements are met and supporting documents (citizenship documents, current Instructional Support Plans (ISP), other transcript or reports cards, etc.) are ready.
AVAILABLE COURSES AND COURSE LOAD
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.
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
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.
Students residing in the Calgary region are required to pick up their materials from the VVS Calgary campus or pay a $15 flat rate shipping fee. Those residing outside of Calgary but within Alberta will have materials shipped to them at no cost. Out-of-province students are responsible for shipping fees.*
Updates to our refund policy have been implemented as of July 1, 2023. Please review the new policy in order to ensure your understanding. Due to this policy change, Adult, International, and ESA students will be able to begin returning textbooks and materials effective July 1, 2023.
*See our Policies page for more information on textbooks and material returns, refunds and shipping fees.
Have questions? Give us a call at 1-855-974-5333 x5317 or email email@example.com
Academic Counselling is available to students to help make programming decisions.
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