Reviews of Ontario Virtual School — Academics

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Wajiha Fatima Syeda - Student   (Nov 22, 2018)

In my personal opinion, the work is just right. I say this because of the way the courses are structured. In a traditional class setting, I used to often feel like I was falling behind the class, whether you understood something or not, the class had to go on and the teacher had to finish the syllabus. This did not benefit the students who were slow-learners. OVS is the PERFECT school for students like that. You can keep going back to the content, even if it is hard, and spend as much time as you like to understand that content completely before moving on to more complicated concepts. Thus, it makes for a richer experience as many things you learn in high school will help you in university.

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ricky Randhawa - Student   (Jan 15, 2019)

I thought the work was good. The course material is similar to that of a physical school. However, having the ability to work at your own pace, and from home is really beneficial. Since you're able to work at your own pace you don't feel overwhelmed. This experience really helped me later on in my academic career. I currently attend Ryerson University and throughout my years I have done some courses online. Since i was already familiar with the expectations of an online course this was an easy transition for me. Some people find online courses harder, but for me it was great. I recommend online courses with OVS for students who like to work diligently. The material I learned in OVS was useful in my first year at university, because all business students need to take math. Mr. Lakhani had prepared me really well for first year math courses.

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Preet Birdi - Student   (May 22, 2020)

The course is just right in my opinion. OVS allows you to finish your work on your own time and at your own speed. This is very beneficial for slow-learners who feel like they are behind in traditional school as teachers race through the content. Additionally, the course content is highly structured as everything is easily accessible and easy to hand in. You can always go back to the content if you forget something or need more emphasis on a certain concept whereas in a traditional school as soon as you understand one thing, the teacher is way ahead of your teaching. Finally, teachers in traditional schools follow their own syllabus and schedule but at OVS you can make your own.

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Sarah Finkle - Student   (Oct 06, 2020)

When doing this course I found the workload to be adequate for what you would expect from a grade twelve level course. I found the number of different resources they offered to be very useful from the textbook which covered all our material to the slideshows with the teacher explaining the slides in more detail. There were very interesting assignments that allowed you to explore other career paths for your future that are related to the course. I was very happy with the course and am excited to have it on my grade twelve transcript. I feel that the work was engaging and full of different opportunities to not only show your strengths but learn as well.

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