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Learning as a community in real-time and with a shared responsibility to engage, inquire and grow.

Important News

Summer School Registration --July 2020

VLC will be offering GLC2O (Careers) and CHV2O (Civics) via summer school. 

Registration will open on Wednesday, May 6th at 10:00 am and close Wednesday, May 20 at 4pm.

Summer school will begin July 2nd and run to July 30th, 2020.

No live classes on July 2nd.  Students must login daily.

Live meetings: 

GLC2O 9:30 - 10:45 am (3 days per week - days to be confirmed)

CHV2O 11:30 am - 12:45 pm (3 days per week - days to be confirmed)

Remaining course hours will be completed asynchronously. 

GLC2O exam is July 29th at 8:30 am

CHV2O exam is July 29th at 11:00 am

Please note even if we are still practicing social distancing the course work will not be reduced.

Students must be available to write the exam on the scheduled day and at

the scheduled time and have a proctor.  No exceptions.

All courses will run based on sufficient enrolment and availability of staff.

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Fall Registration Update

Our office is currently closed due to COVID-19.

We are reviewing applications and further instructions will be sent via email.

Please ensure that you have uploaded all requested documentation.  Applications will not move forward until the requested support documentation has been received.  Please do not email or call our office to confirm receipt of documents.  Applicants can login to their application/profile to review what has been received.   Documents that are received will be confirmed when they have been reviewed this may take 4-6 business days.

Thank you for your patience.

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Semester 1 Registration -- September 2020

CURRENT VLC students should check the Student Guide announcements for information.

Registration for NEW students opens April 24th at 10:00 AM.

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Renowned Program

The Virtual Learning Centre has been offering Ontario Secondary School students a wide range of flexible, and well-designed high school courses since 1997. It is a renowned program that is unlike any other eLearning initiative in Ontario.

The VLC offers students a full range of learning opportunities powered by the latest online technologies available.

We are committed to setting very high standards for distance learning and know that the student-teacher interaction is key to student success. For this reason, we encourage all of our students to attend web meetings, and to adhere to the course schedule and all due dates. This level of rigor builds a strong work ethic and forges a classroom and school community thereby preparing our students for post-secondary studies.

For more information please review the FAQ section on our website.

If you need further help feel free to drop us a line:
vlcadmin@virtuallearning.ca
or call us at 705-328-2925 (Monday to Friday, 8:00 – 4:00 EST)

 

Open School Ontario

Do you require a single senior-level math or science course with the flexibility to match your busy lifestyle? Our companion program features intakes every three weeks and offers the ability to accelerate through the course at your own pace. Visit Open School Ontario for program details and to see what we have on offer.

 

Open School Ontario

 

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Recent News

Civic (CHV2O) and Careers (GLC2O) update

For any students who are currently enrolled in Civics (CHV2O) please note you will not have an exam for this course and it will complete on Thursday, April 9th, 2020. If you are enrolled to start Careers (GLC2O) please note that this will start as scheduled on Tuesday, April 14, 2020. Please watch for a message from your teacher Tuesday Morning. Your first live class with be Tuesday, April 14th at 3:15pm. 

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Welcome Back

Welcome back all students. The entire staff is very excited to be seeing everyone again! Please note that the office is currently closed and the best way to get a hold of staff is to email them directly. For office inquiries please email vlcadmin@virtuallearning.ca. Please note at this time the office cannot process all requests as we are working remotely.

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March 31, 2020 Important School Update

I am confirming the news from the Minister of Education that our school will remain closed until at least May 4, 2020 as part of the provincial effort to stop the spread of the COVID-19. 

We have been working with the school board on a plan so that learning can continue while students are at home. Information about the tldsb.ca/homelearning/ plan may be found on the TLDSB website. Information will continue to be added to this page so please check back regularly.

Starting next week we will be bring classes back online in a reduced format in alignment with ministry expectations. We want to be sure that our at home learning plan is as successful for your child as possible.  If your child is not ready to start Virtual Learning Centre classes on Monday please contact me directly at jcadeaumark@virtuallearning.ca to discuss further options. As a reminder students will need a computer with a reliable internet connection. 

I know this is a very stressful time for all members of our school community right now - our students, our staff, and their families. Your well-being must continue to be your first priority. Please reach out to myself if you have any questions or concerns.

Sincerely,

Jeremy Cadeau-Mark

Principal

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Our Courses

All of our courses are taught by highly qualified Ontario teachers who understand how to blend the power of synchronous, streamed communication with the flexibility of static, anywhere-anytime course content. Students succeed in our program and our attrition rates (under 20%) demonstrate that our program works for most learners.

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How are online courses taught?

When you register for an online course within the Virtual Learning Centre, you will be provided with login information such as a username and id. You will also receive an Internet address (URL) to your course. When you login for the first time, an introductory message from your teacher will greet you. This message will outline the course content and describe how the course will be delivered and what is required of you. Although all of the Virtual Learning Centre’s online courses look the same, your teacher is ultimately in charge of how the course will run.

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Who teaches the online courses?

Certified teachers who are employed within the Trillium Lakelands District School Board deliver online course material for the Virtual Learning Centre. Each teacher receives training and support so that they are comfortable with the online approach to both teaching and learning.

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Will I benefit from online courses?

In most cases, this form of course delivery works well. Obvious prerequisites include motivation, computer familiarity, and the ability to work independently and meet deadlines. Remember, though, that although there is daily contact with others in the class, there may not be any face to face meetings. For students with some learning styles, taking online courses may not be an appropriate choice.