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
Monday February 19 is Family Day
Best wishes for a happy Family Day to everyone. Enjoy your long weekend.
Classes resume on Tuesday February 20th.event 2/16/18
Semester 1 Report Cards
Semester 1 Report Cards were mailed on Tuesday, February 13th, 2018. They will be sent to the mailing address provided at registration.event 2/12/18
Semester 2 Startup
VLC Semester two courses will come online beginning Monday February 5th. Course status will remain "Pending" until the course begins. Once the course has begun, the status will change to "Confirmed". Students should log in and check their profiles and course dashboards regularly.event 2/2/18
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.
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.
We are deeply saddened by the tragic event that took place at Marjory Stoneman Douglas HIgh School in Florida on February 14th. Flags are lowered across Trillium Lakelands DSB. Our thoughts are with the victims, families, and community of Parkland, Florida. Please reach out for support services should your child need them.
There will be several meetings held throughout the week by our Student Services teacher, Mrs. Kuypers, welcoming new students and helping them navigate their way through our program.
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.