Jewish Virtual High School (JVHS) is an offshoot of Torah High that seeks to fill the interactive learning void facing Jewish high school students by offering them online Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) compliant courses.
JVHS Jewish studies courses online are:
- Convenient: No more riding the bus or catching taxis late at night. Class begins and ends when the student is ready, and students have 18 months to complete any given course.
- Accessible: Power up your laptop, tablet or smartphone and log into class. You can be on a bus heading for school on a Monday morning or seated next to the hotel pool on vacation. All you need is an Internet connection.
- Affordable: As JVHS has no expensive facilities to maintain, we can offer a full range of online courses for considerably less than you’d pay for the same courses at a private brick and mortar school.
- Relevant: All of the courses offered through JVHS are chosen for their ability to prepare Jewish high school students for university and beyond. Every course is taught by top education professionals utilizing the latest techniques and technologies.
- Pressure free: Students of JVHS are able to learn at their own pace, free of the arbitrary time constraints of the typical classroom. If they need time to consider an answer, they can take as much as they need. If they need to leave “the class” and think things over, no problem.
- Enriching: While we offer a variety of OSSD core curriculum subjects, we also provide an array of Jewish studies courses online aimed at teaching our young people about their history and culture.
Current Course Offerings:
Grade 11 World History to the End of the Fifteenth Century— CHW3M
This course explores the history of various societies and civilizations around the world, from earliest times to around 1500 CE. Students will investigate a range of factors that contributed to the rise, success, and decline of various ancient and pre-modern societies throughout the world and will examine life in and the cultural and political legacy of these societies. Students will extend their ability to apply the concepts of historical thinking and the historical inquiry process, including the interpretation and analysis of evidence, when investigating social, political, and economic structures and historical forces at work in various societies and in different historical eras.
Grade 12 Philosophy – HZT4U
Prerequisite: Any university or university/college preparation course in Social Sciences and Humanities, English, or Canadian and World Studies.
This course enables students to acquire an understanding of the nature of philosophy. Students will develop and apply their knowledge and skills while exploring specialized branches of philosophy. The course will cover at least three of the following branches: metaphysics, ethics, epistemology, philosophy of science, social and political philosophy, and aesthetics. Students will develop critical and philosophical reasoning skills as they formulate and evaluate arguments related to a variety of philosophical questions and theories. They will also develop research and inquiry skills related to the study and practice of philosophy.