Welcome To Greater Ohio Virtual School

 The Greater Ohio Virtual School is an online high school. It is a comprehensive educational program for students in grades seven through twelve who reside in the state of Ohio. Our mission is to provide students with a highly personal and continuous connection to learning by utilizing an internet based curriculum. Every student will develop the skill of communication, the ability to engage in critical thinking, and the building blocks of education necessary for a successful future.
Our teachers and staff want the very best for each student. They pride themselves on finding ways for individuals to achieve success. GOVS teachers are state certified and highly qualified in their subject area. Education is focused around the student. Even students who are a credit or two behind will be provided with the tools not only to catch up but to graduate. Students are able to work at their own pace and tutoring is available on-site, off-site, or face-to-face. Students are provided a computer to do the course work and can earn a GOVS high school diploma. We recognize that each student is unique and embrace that. Although education is a high priority, we understand there are additional responsibilities in young people’s lives. Whether it is a demanding work schedule or family obligations, GOVS gives students the opportunity to complete their schoolwork when the time is right for them.

Program Highlights

• Non-profit organization 
• Over a decade of success
• Serves students in grades 7-12 state-wide
• Chartered by the Ohio Department of Education
• Free, public online school
• Curriculum aligned to state standards
• Graduates receive a state approved diploma
• Full compliance with Special Education laws

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Executive Director's Message

On behalf of the Greater Ohio Virtual School, I would like to welcome the students and parents to our school. In 2001, ninety percent of school-age ch...

Principal's Message

Thanks for taking the time to review the GOVS website. Please feel free to review our curriculum. GOVS is a school of choice serving students in grade...

Counselor's Corner


Congrats to Aria Miracle, our 3rd week 7th and 8th grade incentive winner!

Attention all 7th and 8th Graders. You, too, can be a winner. Each Friday to Friday period, (data collected Friday at 8:00a.m.) students who have finished 5 lessons will be entered into the weekly raffle. This week, Aria has won a $25 gift card to Target, 4 Dayton Dragons Tickets for the game on June 2nd, Free LaRosa’s calzone or small Pizza, and a $10 gas card. Each time a student is entered into a weekly raffle they will, also, be entered to win the grand prize $100 Target card. Finish strong!

Sinclair Tech Prep Scholarship

Congratulations to Greater Ohio Virtual School student, Georgia Sandlin, for receiving the Sinclair Tech Prep Scholarship!  The purpose of the Sinclair Tech Prep scholarship is to recognize merit and to provide financial support for students pursuing an associate’s degree related to their Tech Prep program at Sinclair College. 

Greater Ohio Virtual School Student Faith Holt is a HERO!

GOVS student, Faith Holt, and her brother recently helped save a local teenager from a house fire.  Click on the link below to see the story on WLWT Channel 5.  Everyone at the Greater Ohio Virtual School is extremely proud of Faith and her brother for their heroic efforts! 


Greater Ohio Virtual School Student Wins Contest

The Spangler Candy Company recently announced the winner of its mural design contest. GOVS student Taylor Brunner was the first place award recipient and will have her drawing painted on the outside wall of a building in downtown Bryan, Ohio.  She also received $500 and a year’s supply of Dum Dums for her efforts.  Click on the link below for the full story.  Congratulations Taylor!


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