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


College Credit Plus Meeting

On Thursday, February 4th GOVS guidance counselor Joanna Manchak met with students and parents who where interested in the College Credit Plus Program.  Did you know that you can do college coursework and receive college credit at the same time fulfilling high school requirements? The best part is this is FREE! Open to grades 7-12.  Contact our Guidance Department for additional information!

Need direction in academic achievement, personal/social development or career development? We are here!

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Virtual College Fair

Are you in the process of investigating your options for college?  College Fairs Online is offering a free virtual college fair of Midwestern schools.  Register with the site now and a reminder to log on any time the week of February 15th-20th will be sent.  You will have the opportunity to ask questions directly to college representatives and take a closer look at schools that might be of interest to you. Go to the Students tab at http://www.collegefairsonline.com and select Midwest when registering.

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