It is clear that COVID-19 has made for a very rocky, very abnormal start to the 2020-2021 school year. In an education landscape that has already been rapidly evolving over the last decade, a worldwide pandemic accelerated change in a way that few expected – and even fewer were prepared for.
As re-opening plans continue to take shape, many families have lost confidence and are seeking reliable alternatives. And, with talk of a second wave of the virus looming, the only thing that is safe to say is that families and school officials alike cannot make promises about the precarious future of this school year.
Fortunately, there are alternative remote-learning models that can offer stability and confidence through an otherwise unpredictable school year. One such alternative is online learning through Ontario Virtual School. With more than a decade of online-only instruction, students studying through OVS were unaffected by closures this past Spring, with full regular support offered and ongoing registration throughout the pandemic’s evolution. Indeed, even OVS teachers were accustomed to working from home, with teaching and assessment strategies already honed for the online, remote environment.
Ontario Virtual School is a Ministry-inspected Ontario Secondary School (BSID: 665804). With over 10 years of experience in the field of e-learning, OVS offers a full complement of OSSD-curriculum courses designed specifically for the online instruction (as opposed to courses adapted from in-person models to fit a temporary online environment). Over the years, OVS has refined course content to make use of modern technology, allowing for engaging multimedia lessons and assignments that help to prepare students for success in our modern world.
At OVS, we believe students should be able to focus on their education, without jeopardizing their health or that of those around them. COVID-19 has already changed so much in our lives, and has left a lingering sense of uncertainty as we look ahead to the coming school year. With Ontario Virtual School, you can give your student, and yourself, a sense of stability and confidence in an otherwise uncertain year.