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Semester 1 Start-Up Information
Based on the information provided by the Ministry of Education, students will be starting school on September 8th with the VLC running normally. Each course will run for 75 minutes from Monday to Friday and students will be expected to participate fully in their courses. This means that if a student is taking four courses with us they would be completing 300 minutes of work per day.
Students will begin to have access to courses starting Tuesday, September 8th. Courses will continue to be opened throughout the week of September 8th. As each course is loaded, it will appear on the student’s dashboard. Please do not contact the office via telephone or email for your login credentials or timetables. Login credentials will be emailed when your courses begin and timetable information will be provided in each of your courses.
If students would like to review their course selections, they may log in to their profiles on our website.
Please monitor emails and this website for more information.
Summer School July 2020
VLC Summer School begins Thursday July 2nd, 2020.
Please check email for log in credentials.
Check regularly for access. All students should work through the Summer Student Guide course. There will be no live classes on Thursday July 2nd, however, schedules will be posted on course home pages.event 7/2/20
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
Applications submitted after June 12th are considered late. Any support documentation received after June 12th is also considered late. Please check your email and junk mail for requests from our office.
Late applications will be reviewed beginning the week of August 24th.
Mr. Cadeau-Mark has been appointed as VLC Principal as Mr. Roffe has accepted a new assignment with Trillium Lakelands DSB. Please see the farewell announcement in the Student Guide.
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.
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.
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.