I took online courses from ontario virtual school so there was not much of a community to be in. I do know that the students and teachers online would still interact with each other which was very nice. Every student overall was very respectful of each others discussion answers and would help give feedback on how each person could improve. I enjoyed how even though this was an online course i could still interact with others and get feedback from both the teacher and fellow students without feeling judged or disrespected. The friends I've had who have introduced me to this school enjoyed their experiences just as much. My parents were proud of my progress and it was very easy to show them my marks and how well i was doing throughout the course.
Parents are indeed welcome to be involved in the life of the school as well. They are encouraged to stay in contact with the instructor to be kept up to date with the progress of their child (student) that is enrolled within a course. The communication channel would be e-mail and they would be encouraged to send questions regarding possible places for improvements and what tasks should be done for that week. This is great because in regular schools, parents and teachers only interact once a year due to parent-teacher interview night, but OVS allows for constant interactions between both parties which is greatly appreciated. I have kept up with certain individuals from Ontario Virtual School, we talk almost constantly, at least once a day and meet up for social events at least once every two weeks.
One thing that I will not forget is that this school helped me in so many ways. Parents were welcomed to be involved in the life of the school and I have made some great friends here who I’m still in contact with and I also made friends with students at my university who went to Ontario virtual school as well.
Since leaving OVS, they have been great at reaching out and checking in on past students/alumni. It makes me feel as they care about what I have accomplished since graduating. It is nice to feel like I am more than just a number and have been involved in their school environment. I have also had the opportunity to keep in touch with past alumni from Ontario Virtual School since leaving. It is so nice to see others succeed along their paths and know that our choice of joining Ontario Virtual School was worth it. I have successfully graduated from university and Ontario Virtual School played a large roll in my acceptance into University.
The teachers and the admin staff were very helpful and kind. I believe that they all are very communicative with each other so that the students have an easier time getting through the courses and dealing with any formal paperwork. The admin staff and teachers are very accommodating and friendly. I am over 18, so I enrolled myself into the school but parents are definitely welcome. The parents have just as much access to the admin staff and teachers as the students themselves do. In terms of other students, I had no interactions with anyone besides my teachers and the admin staff. I am sure that if I did have interactions with other students, that it would have made my experience more interesting.
One thing that I will not forget is that this school helped me in so many ways. I have made some great friends here who I’m still in contact with. I also made friends with students at my university who went to Ontario Virtual School as well. Parents were welcome to be involved in the life of the school. I was over 18 when I enrolled, so I enrolled myself in the school but parents were definitely welcome to be involved. The parents have just as much access to the admin staff and teachers as the students themselves do.
OVS is an online school therefore, there are less chances to physically meet different teachers and students but even being so it provides opportunities to interact with instructors and other faculty through emails. All the staff members are very cooperative and respond to every email in very respectful way. In order to make a classroom environment there is a forum where all the students get together on a single platform to discuss their own veiws. One of the best discussion topics that I liked in my course was 'careers in the feild of mathematics' which enlightened me about different programs and pathways. Each student enrolled in the class provides different and valuable points. This is a step of OVS which makes study more interesting and encourages to interact with fellow classmates.