Taking the "e" out of eLearning.
Learning as a community in real-time and with a shared responsibility to engage, inquire and grow.
Semester 1 registration is now closed. Courses are full.
GLC2O begins November 9th.
Happy Thanksgiving to all in our VLC Community. We hope you all find some time to reflect on your life with gratitude. We are truly fortunate for the many things our Canadian society affords us.
There are no classes on Monday, October 8th and our office will be closed.event 10/5/18
Remind App for Communications
Student Services has a Remind account for parents to join to get reminders about: registration, course start dates, upcoming school events, graduation, and post-secondary application information.event 10/3/18
Semester 2 Registration
Semester 2 registration will open in the later part of October. Watch this website for updates.event 10/3/18
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
Thank you to all of the students, families, supporters and staff who took part in our school's Terry Fox fund raiser and school run this year. Our school raised just over $1700 this year which will help the foundation with their research projects. Way to go everyone!
On Friday, October 26, 2018 the Virtual Learning Centre education staff will be focusing their learning primarily on fundamental math processes and skills.
The United Nation's World Health Organization (W.H.O.) observes World Mental Health Day on 10 October every year, with the overall objective of raising awareness of mental health issues around the world and mobilizing efforts in support of mental health.
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.