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About Us

Richmond Virtual School (RVS) is a Distributed Learning secondary school which opened in 2007.  All our courses are full credit, follow the BC provincial learning outcomes and are taught by BC certified teachers.  RVS uses a successful blended learning (hybrid) model of online and face-to-face interaction to deliver high quality and dynamic learning opportunities.  We use Moodle as our course management system. 

RVS courses and programs are open to all residents of Richmond, regardless of whether or not they are also enrolled in an independent school or francophone education Authority. 

It is our mission to provide opportunities for blended online courses which exceeds the needs of students in terms of flexibility, quality and service.  We look forward to connecting with you and supporting you to find success with RVS!

The RVS Team

Julia Lee, Administrative Assistant

Elaine Lo, Administrative Assistant

Gary Chan, Online Learning Coordinator

Mark Pattern, Online Learning Coordinator

Rupi Gill, Counsellor (Gr. 8-12)

Herj Ghaug, Principal

See Our Staff page for complete list of teaching staff.

Regular Fall and Spring Program

RVS currently offers over 45 different courses in grades 10 - 12.  We have 39 teachers delivering Online Learning courses in 9 secondary schools in the Richmond School District.  The RVS Office and 7 of our blended learning teachers are located at Palmer Secondary School in central Richmond.

Fast-Track Summer Program

In the summer semester we have approximately 20 teachers who offer over 25 different courses in grades 10 - 12.  Students attend class meetings twice a week during the summer and engage in online activities at other times.  All summer meetings take place at Palmer Secondary School.

RVS acknowledges and thanks the First Peoples of the hən̓q̓əmin̓əm̓  (hun-ki-meen-um) language group on whose traditional and unceded territories we teach, learn and live.