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Academic Upgrading

Vista Virtual School

Vista Virtual School

We are an accredited, public elementary, junior high, and senior high school (including adult education and upgrading) that serves residents of Alberta. Our online environment gives students flexibility in where and when they learn.

Vista Virtual School students can work at any time and in any place. This means that you, as an adult student, will have flexibility to get the education you need.

We help students of all ages achieve success in their academic careers. Registering with Vista Virtual School gives you access to a variety of courses to complete your high school diploma, improve your high school marks, learn a new skill, or fulfill post-secondary requirements, although not all high school courses are available to adult learners. See Course Catalogue for details.


Barrhead Campus
4601 63 Ave (Box 4000) Barrhead AB  T7N 1P4
Toll-Free: 1-855-974-5333 Ext. 5317

Calgary Campus
341 58 Ave SE Calgary AB  T2H 0P3
Toll-Free: 1-855-974-5333 Ext. 6200


4601 63 Avenue
Barrhead, Alberta, T7N 1P4, Canada

  • Program Type Academic Upgrading
  • Credential Type Non-Credential
  • Length 1 Year or Less


  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education
  • Distance Learning Only
Admission Requirements


  • Be older than 20 years of age as of September 1 of the school year (students under age 20 are eligible for full- and part-time high school registration)
  • Resident of Alberta (you may temporarily reside elsewhere)
  • Canadian citizen or permanent resident

Prerequisites:  Varies by course. If you do not have the recommended prerequisite for a course, please contact our Academic Counselors at to discuss your options and to assist you in selecting the best course for your current skill level.

For more information see Adult Upgrading.

Distance Delivery Options

Online with teachers available by phone or email during regular school hours to answer specific questions about the course content.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated March 17, 2020. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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