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GLC20 Start Date: April 16th
PA Day - April 20th, 2018
Friday April 20th, 2018 is a PA Day for all VLC staff. There will be no live classes or open office sessions.event 4/17/18
Semester 1 2018-19 Registrations
Registration for Semester 1 of the 2018-19 school year will open on April 11th, 2018 at 9:30 AM. Please note, applications received after June 15th, 2018 will be considered late. Use the "Register" button on the top right corner of the VLC home page to begin the application process.event 4/4/18
Full Disclosure Deadline
Deadline for withdrawal from Gr 11 and 12 courses and not have them appear on transcripts is Monday, May 7th, 2018. Withdrawals after this date will appear on transcripts.event 3/20/18
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
VLC will be offering GLC2O (Careers) and CHV2O (Civics) via summer school in July, 2018. Please open this announcement fully to read all details.
The Virtual Learning Centre is deeply saddened by the tragic bus accident which has claimed so many young lives. We encourage our VLC community to wear jerseys, or green, yellow and white on Thursday, April 12th, 2018 to show our support for those impacted.
VLC will be offering Gr. 10 Civics (CHV2O) and Gr. 10 Careers (GLC2O) during July. Courses will run from July 3rd to July 31st. As these are compressed courses, students must log in each day. Students must be available to write exams for these courses on Monday July 30th.
Information about registration for these courses will be posted at a later date.
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.