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2022-2023 Virtual School Course Selection Now Open

May 30, 2022

​Registration for the 2022-2023 school year is now open for Virtual School courses.

High School students across NWSD can enroll in these courses to supplement the course offerings at their community school. This is a excellent opportunity to access courses that may not be offered locally, or within the current timetable.

We are excited to offer:

Northern Lifestyles 20Students investigate and negotiate personal, cultural, and community identity and sustainability through skills development, cultural experience, and experiential learning.

and Northern Lifestyles 30 APBuilding on a series of diverse cultural, experiential, and academic learning experiences, students in this Advanced Placement course will develop a deep understanding of the unique cultures, histories, relationships, economies, strengths, challenges, practical logistics, and social justice dynamics that inform life in northern communities. Students will consolidate and communicate their understanding through self-directed inquiry, potentially culminating in the guided development of a university-level academic research paper or media work.

​Virtual School offers a wide variety of science courses that may not be available at all schools, including Computer Science 30 and Artifical Intelligence 30.

Virtual School also offers the only Advance Placement courses in NWSD.

Advanced Placement (AP) courses are options for able students who want to enrich and challenge themselves in particular subjects by working on university-level material while still in high school. Students can earn university credit and must be committed to thinking and working at a high level. Students can choose a single AP course or any combination of AP courses that suit them (provided they have the prerequisites).

Both the University of Saskatchewan and the University of Regina, along  with almost all Canadian universities, grant credit to students earning a score  of 4 or 5 in AP courses. Most U.S. universities give credit for scores of 3, 4 or 5.  The student’s score is based entirely on an extended May exam. This university credit is for a first-year class, which saves students tuition and gives them more flexibility in their timetables.
For additional information on how AP courses are recognized in Saskatchewan, visit

• Internationally recognized
• University-level course work
• Potential to earn university credits
• Rigorous academic opportunity​

​Check out the full list of courses offered and access the course selection form here.

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