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Important News

Semester 1 Exams

I hope that you all had a restful break and are ready to make that final push to the end of semester 1. We are going to be moving ahead with exams and final tests. I have included a link to some common troubleshooting tips with Proctorio. We encourage students and families to review it prior to exams. Please note that if a student does not complete their final test/exam then they will not earn the credit. 

We have also created a sample test that students can complete as many times as they like. We highly encourage students to attempt this test an hour before each of their exams starts to ensure everything is up to date and working. Teachers will be requiring students to complete a test leading up to the exam using Proctorio to ensure students are comfortable with using Proctorio prior to their exams. 

Proctorio troubleshooting link

Just as a reminder, students were sent a copy of their exam schedule by email. If this email has been misplaced they can access it by logging into their Student Profile from either the Student Guide or our website. 

The last day to hand in overdue work is January 14th at noon. Students who have independent study units (ISU) or culminating tasks may have deadlines after this date and must adhere to those deadlines. 

I know that this has been another busy semester and I am so proud of our students who have been working extremely hard. I know our program asks a lot of our students but it also prepares them very well for what lies beyond high school whether it be the workplace, apprenticeship, college, university, or something else. Our students are outstanding and we are very proud of them!

Mr. Cadeau-Mark

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Renowned Program

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:
[email protected]
or call us at 705-328-2925 (Monday to Friday, 8:30 – 4:00 EST)

January 3rd Update

The Ontario government has ordered all publicly funded schools in Ontario to temporarily move to remote learning and thus Trillium Lakelands District School Board (TLDSB)

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Return from Winter Break 2022

The Ontario Chief Medical Officer of Health announced yesterday that all students in publicly funded schools in Ontario will have an extended holiday break, returning

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Winter Break

As we approach the end of 2021 I would like to thank you for the flexibility that you have demonstrated as we have all adapted to the impacts of COVID-19. This has been a very challenging year for all of us and I encourage you to find ways to take time to rest, relax, and rejuvenate over the break.

Reminder to everyone that the school will be closed from December 20th to December 31st. We will be responding to email and phone messages throughout the week of January 3rd.

On behalf of the entire staff at the VLC, I would like to wish everyone a warm and relaxing winter break. I hope that each of you are able to connect with family and friends in a safe manner over the break. We look forward to seeing everyone back on January 3rd.

Jeremy Cadeau-Mark

Principal of eLearning

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"I took one English course with VLC and I was hooked..."

Our Courses

All of our courses are taught by highly qualified Ontario teachers who understand how to blend the power of synchronous, streamed communication with the flexibility of static, anywhere-anytime course content. Students succeed in our program and our attrition rates (under 20%) demonstrate that our program works for most learners.

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.

Virtual Learning Centre

230 Angeline St. South
Lindsay, ON. K9V 0J8
Telephone: 705-328-2925
Fax: 705-878-8891

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