Taking the "e" out of eLearning.
Learning as a community in real-time and with a shared responsibility to engage, inquire and grow.
GLC20 Start Date: April 16th
March Break is Friday March 9th to Friday March 16th. There will be no classes during this time. The office will be closed during this period. Classes resume on Monday March 19th.event 3/5/18
OSSLT Registration Deadline
All students wishing to write the OSSLT must notify the school they wish to write at by Thursday, March 8th, 2018. Check the Student Guide Announcement for the link to the registration form for those who wish to write at VLC's Lindsay location. The student guide announcement contains a helpful letter which students should take to schools with them.event 2/27/18
This year, the OSSLT is scheduled for Tuesday, April 10th, 2018. Please Click on this posting to read the entire message. Check student guide announcements regularly for more infomation.event 2/4/18
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:
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.
Remind Messages for Parents - More Info
International Women's Day (IWD), is celebrated on March 8 every year. It commemorates the struggle for women's rights. The staff and students of the VLC remain solid in their commitment to the rights of all people regardless of gender.
Pink Shirt Day
On February 28, 2018 we encourage everyone to wear something pink to show that we are all working together to prevent bullying in our schools, in our communities and online.
Dara Howell is a former VLC and Huntsville High School student. She was a gold medallist in a skiing event at the last winter olympic games in Sochi. There has been some media coverage of her journey after winning the medal for anyone who is interested in doing some research. However, the moral of her story is that is OK to dream big!
She competes Friday, Feb 16th - Ladies' Slopestyle Qualifiers starting at 8:00 p.m.
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.
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.
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.