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
• NCAA Approved

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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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Online College Fair College Fairs Online

You're invited to a free virtual college fair for the Mid-Western United States!  This fair is scheduled for October 24th-29th.  Students can log on any time during this week to get information from many colleges.  There is a question and answer section where students may ask questions and receive answers directly from college reps.  Go to www.collegefairsonline.com to the students tab to register ASAP and choose the Mid-Western fair.

Congratulations to our September Incentive Plan Winners! 9th Grade Winner Logan Centers

Students who have fulfilled the weekly lesson completion requirement of 5 lessons per week for the entire month will be placed into a raffle for a $25 gift card to Target.  One winner will be selected from each grade 7-12.  Here are the winners for September!  Great Job GOVS students!


7th ~ Leeanna Bowling

8th ~ Don Bowling

9th ~ Logan Centers

10th~ James Morrow

11th~ Logan McCale

12th~ James Stone

Greater Ohio Virtual School Mentoring Program!!!! Mentor

In order to support the increasing number of students enrolling with GOVS, a new mentoring program will be starting this week!  Mentoring, which typically involves a one on one supportive relationship between a student and an adult, has been linked with positive outcomes such as improved connection to school and adults, lower dropout rates and higher achievement. 

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The 2016 election takes place on November 8th. Important issues will be decided at national, state and local levels. Click on the link below on for a voter registration form. Print off the form and drop it off in the mail. Voting is a serious and important responsibility of citizenship. You can register 30 days before the election.


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