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Frequently Asked Questions


At VES, students are able to enroll in courses any day of the year.

No. Students can complete a VES course from anywhere in the world! All they will need is an Internet connection.

Students can proceed through their courses as quickly or slowly as they desire. There is no schedule for assignment completion - students decide when to hand in their assignments and when to take their tests within a 12-month time limit.

No additional textbooks are required with the exception of our language courses, which may require that a novel or other text is borrowed from a library or purchased. Our courses may also require some materials in addition to the household items utilized in the course, which are listed in the course outline.

You receive access to course content, including lessons, practice activities, assignments and quizzes, solution documents, and tools to track student achievement.

You will be able to contact your teacher with questions. Your teacher will assess all assignments and provide descriptive feedback. Detailed report cards on student achievement will be provided at important intervals as you progress through the course.

Yes. Upon registration, parents, guardians, and learning coaches gain access to assessment tools along with a fillable grade book to help track student achievement from start to finish. Some courses will also include solution documents that can be used to fully assess the student’s understanding and skill attainment.

Students interact with teachers within the learning environment, typically by email and via a Dropbox. Students submit their work to the Dropbox where teachers provide feedback on activities and assignments. This feature allows the student to submit work at any time.

Yes. VES provides students with all of the documentation required to facilitate the transition. Some students choose to go from VES to VHS ( where they can earn their Ontario Secondary School Diploma online.

No. In Ontario, credits are not issued at the elementary level.

Upon completion of all course requirements, a student will retain a finalized grade book and course outline to act as documentation. In a course with qualified teacher support, a final report card and certificate of completion will be issued.

Yes. VES can be used to supplement the material your child is learning in their day school. VES can also help students who wish to fast-track through a subject.

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Yes! Visit our demo course to preview a lesson from each course.

Yes. You can add the support of a qualified teacher to a course at any time within the 12-month completion deadline. An administrative fee will apply, and the difference in tuition must be reconciled.

Course transfers are possible in some circumstances. To find out if you qualify, please call us at 1-866-679-9377 (toll-free) or 1-647-247-4773 (direct).

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