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...

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Welcome Back Packet 2016!

The 2016-2017 school year is upon us!  Click the link below to download the 2016 Welcome Back letter, which contains all the important information returning students will need to prepare for the upcoming school year at the Greater Ohio Virtual School!  


Graduation for Greater Ohio Virtual School Students

On Thursday, June 9th the Greater Ohio Virtual School held its annual graduation ceremony at the Urbancrest Baptist Church in Lebanon, Ohio.  This year, 127 Greater Ohio Virtual School students met the requirements for graduation and earned their diplomas. 

Summer Hours

Beginning Monday, June 13th the Greater Ohio Virtual School will be switching to summer hours.  The office will continue to open at 8:00 a.m. but will close at 3:30 p.m.  This change will last through Friday, July 29th.  Have a fantastic summer!

Greater Ohio Virtual School is NCAA approved!

Our core courses now count toward the initial eligibility standards for athletes planning to play Division I and II college sports.  

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