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Facilitated

All VES courses are aligned with the Ontario curriculum and include comprehensive lessons, assessments, interactive and hands-on activities, and videos. The facilitated option is for families and students who want to register for a course with the added support of a certified teacher. 

The teacher answers content questions and grades assessments, providing detailed feedback. 

The teacher tracks student progress and achievement which is available to the learning coach at any time through the Learning Coach Portal. 

VES issues progress, midterm, and final reports as well as a certificate of completion.

Student achievement will be communicated formally to students via progress reports and official report cards. A progress report is provided after completion of the first unit in the course. The progress report is not an evaluation of the student’s achievement. Rather, the purpose of the report is to give students and parents early and specific feedback regarding the student’s general progress during the first unit of study.  

Report cards are issued at the midterm point in the course as well as upon completion of the course. Each report card will focus on two distinct but related aspects of student achievement. First, the achievement of curriculum expectations and course median are reported as letter grades (Grades 1–6) or percentages (Grades 7–8). The teacher will also provide written comments concerning the student’s strengths, areas for improvement, and next steps.  

Second, the learning skills are reported as letter grades representing four levels of accomplishment. Upon completion of a course, VES will send a copy of the report card to the student’s home school (if in Ontario) or add it to their Ontario Student Record (OSR) if it is held by VES. 

Student evaluation in this course is based on the student’s achievement of curriculum expectations. The final letter grade (Grades 1–6) or percentage (Grades 7–8) represents the quality of the student’s overall fulfillment of the expectations for the course and reflects the corresponding level of achievement as described in the achievement chart for the discipline. The final grade reflects the student’s most consistent level of achievement across all units in the course, although special consideration is given to more recent evidence of achievement. Students are not required to write a final exam in VES courses. 

In addition to providing high quality course materials, VES is here to support you and your learner. Reach out anytime with questions and we will address your inquiry promptly. 

Learn more about our independent option here. Have questions about which pathway is best for your learner? Contact us! 

VES courses are presented on Brightspace by D2L, which is a safe and secure learning environment. This learning environment is password protected, and each student is given a unique login.