Stephen Baker, Principal, Founder and CEO
The idea of Virtual High School started in 1995 when I began exploring the concept of offering courses over the Internet. This idea, relatively unheard of at the time, forged an insightful partnership among teachers, curriculum writers, content developers, and school administrators that resulted in offering the first fully online high school course in Canada in the spring of 1996. The initiative continued to develop and diversify along new and exciting paths over the next five years. On March 4, 2002, the Ontario Ministry of Education issued the BSID number 665681 to Virtual High School, designating it as a Ministry inspected private school with the ability to issue Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) credits.
Virtual High School is rooted in the philosophy that education should be flexible and centered on the individual student. As a result, our students can start their fully online course on any day of the year, move through the course content at their own pace, and write their final exam online on a day of their choosing. In addition to our engaging course content, our qualified teachers, caring student services staff, and efficient school administration team all contribute to the positive student experience at Virtual High School.
I hope you enjoy learning about our unique school and exceptional students.