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Wednesday MAP Make-up Test

Today, Wednesday October 18th's Reading password is 1310. The Math password is 7602.

All others disregard.

Tuesday MAP Make-ups

The passwords for MAP makeup for today, Tuesday, October 17th are 2105 for Reading and 1386 for Math.

All others disregard.


Today's MAP Testers

Today, Monday Oct. 16th's MAP testers, your Reading password is 9670. Your Math password is 5732.

All others, disregard.

Mason College Fair College Fair

Greater Ohio Virtual School students and familes are welcome to participate in a local college fair with over 170 different college and university representatives in attendance.  Learn more about programs, entrance requirements, the application process, etc.

WHEN: Tuesday, October 17, 2017

WHERE: Mason High School 

HOURS: Event Time 6:00-8:00 pm

ADDRESS: 6100 Mason-Montgomery Rd, Mason, Ohio 45040


Have You Heard About the New Work Study Program at GOVS? Work Study

A new Work Study program has been implemented at the Greater Ohio Virtual School.  Students who are working a full or part time job can now receive elective credit for that job along with hours that can be counted toward their weekly attendance totals. 

MAP Testing

All students, grades 9-12, will be MAP testing October 2nd -6th . Please visit our website and use your student ID to find your test date and time. All-call messages are being sent with your student ID, please check.

Go to www.mygovs.com.  Go to Resources > Test Schedule, then type in your Student ID.

Attention! Technical Difficulties Fixed! Technical Difficulties

We have been experiencing issues with VLA this morning and students have not been able to log on and access their classes.  Those issues have been resolved and VLA should be running normally.  Sorry for the inconvenience!

Important Information Concerning the New GOVS Attendance Policy AND Tracking of Off-Line Hours! Logging Hours

We hope you all have had a fun and relaxing summer and are ready to start the 2017-2018 school year.  In order to prepare for the school year, we wanted to take the time to inform our returning students of some major changes at the Greater Ohio Virtual School.  This article contains detailed information on three major changes that will impact the 2017-2018 school year and beyond. 

Welcome Back Packet 2017-2018 Welcome Back

Welcome Back Packets for the 2017-2018 School Year were recently mailed to each returning student.  Those packets were due on Monday, July 24th.  If you haven't turned in your packet, please do so ASAP!  If you did not receive the packet via mail you can click on the link below to access a PDF.


welcome back packet 2017-2018.pdf 

GOVS Office Hours for 6/15 & 6/16 Attention!

The Greater Ohio Virtual School Office will be operating on a slightly different schedule for the next two days.    

Thursday, June 15th 8:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. 

Friday, June 16th 9:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. 


Meet Graduate Parris Murray

Parris Murray
Parris Murray came to us in our first class of 7th graders! We our proud of our GOVS program and following Parris through to graduation. Great job Parris and congratulations to all of our graduates!

131 Students Graduate From the Greater Ohio Virtual School! Graduation 2017

On Thursday, June 1st the Greater Ohio Virtual School held its annual graduation ceremony at the Urbancrest Baptist Church in Lebanon, Ohio.  

Greater Ohio Virtual School Summer Office Hours Summer Office Hours

As we approach the end of the 2016-2017 school year, we would like to share some important information.

May Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms! Don't Forget

Hello GOVS students! It is time to submit your FINAL Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms! Remember, you should have 1 log for each class that you have done outside work. So if you completed work while not logged into VLA in 5 different classes you would be submitting 5 different logs! If you didn't do any outside work for a particular class then don't submit the log for that class! Below is a list of Frequently Asked Questions concerning the Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Log! Take a look at these questions if you are still unsure about what these forms are and how to submit them!


Youth Job Fair Wednesday, March 1st! Job Fair
Time To Submit Your Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms! Reminder!

If you have filled out any Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms over the past few weeks, it is time to find the “Finalize-warning this completes the form all entries are final” icon at the bottom of the form.  Once you click on this button it will send the form to the GOVS office for approval and documentation.  Remember, we will do this at the end of each month so look for another notification around February 28th!  There are a few changes to the form for the month of February.


  1. When you click on the Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Link in VLA it will no longer take you to a page with all of the classes listed.  Now, it will take you directly to the form and your class will be listed in a drop down menu.  Everything else will work the same as before.
  2. When you select “Other Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities” on the form, you will now be required to give a brief description of those opportunities. 


We will be adjusting the form from month to month in an effort to make it easier to use. We want to stress the importance of taking these forms seriously and completing each form honestly.  The future funding of the Greater Ohio Virtual School depends on our ability to successfully collect both Seat Time AND Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities! 

Top Ten Final Incentive Plan Winners! Congratulations!

Students who have fulfilled the weekly lesson completion requirement of 5 lessons per week for the entire year Have been placed into a raffle for a $100 gift card to Target. Here are our top ten winners! Thanks for all your hard work throughout the year!

Taylor Brunner
Savannah Bales
Brady Gillum
Kayleigh Deffinger
Nathan Elliott
Whitney Whitley
Alexis Wheelen
Haylee Gibson
Alexandra Swayne
Devin Dickey



Greater Ohio Virtual School Orientation at 9:00 a.m. new student

The Orientation scheduled for today, Thursday, January 5th will still take place at 9:00 a.m. this morning.  

Classes Resume January 3rd Happy New Year 2017

Happy New Year 2017!  Classes resume Tuesday, January 3rd.  Please remember to log in to the Virtual Learning Academy for five hours each day this week and complete one lesson per day.  Best of luck during the second half of the year!  

Winter Break Schedule! Holidays

Just a reminder!  Students will need to log on for five hours a day and complete at least one lesson per day on Monday, December 19th, Tuesday, December 20th, and Wednesday, December 21st!!!!  There will be no class on December 22nd, 23rd, 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 30th, and January 2nd.  The Greater Ohio Virtual School OFFICE will close at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, December 21st and reopen at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 3rd.  

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Enjoy and have a safe holiday season!

Congratulations to Our November Incentive Program Winners! 10th Grade Winner Michael Herlinger!

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 November!  Great Job GOVS students!

7th: Katy Deffinger

8th: Mark Wieters

9th: Shana Whisman

10th: Michael Herlinger *  Pictured 

11th: Brittany Sizemore

12th: Brian Stout

“Time Spent Today” calculator added to Student Home Page! Time Spent Today

In an effort to help students keep track of the new five-hour log in requirement, we have added a helpful calculator to each student homepage.   As a reminder, each student is required to log in and work on his or her classes for a total of five hours per day.  Located near the top of the page, you can now find a “Time Spent Today” icon that will display the total number of accumulated hours and minutes.  Again, this doesn’t have to be 5 consecutive hours per day, as it will automatically keep track and add hours and minutes each time the student logs on and completes work throughout the day.  Additionally, we would like to remind all students to save their progress as they are working, as the program will automatically log students out after 90 minutes of inactivity.  Please remember that this five-hour log in requirement is very important to the funding of our school now and in the future!  

12th Grade Incentive Program Winner Kaitlynn Gay Kaitlynn Gay
10th Grade Incentive Plan Winner Lydia Angel Lydia Angel
Congratulations to our October Incentive Plan Winners! 7th Grade Incentive Winner Ben Hungler

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 October!  Great Job GOVS students!

7th - Benjamin Hungler
8th - Haylee Gibson
9th - Logan Centers
10th - Lydia Angel
11th - Ethan Rudisell
12th - Kaitlynn Gay

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 16th-21st, during which time students may log on (any time during the week) to get information from numerous colleges.  Go to the "students" tab at www.collegefairsonline.com  to register ASAP and choose the Mid-Western fair option.

Congratulations to our 2017 Summer Graduates! Summer graduates Mallory Lafayette and Sydney Austin

On Thursday, August 24th, six Greater Ohio Virtual School students received their diplomas after meeting all requirements for graduation.  These students join the 132 students who graduated in June to bring the class of 2017 to a total of 138 graduates.  This is the largest number of graduates in school history!  Congratulations to all of these young adults and best of luck as they enter the next phase of their lives! 

Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award Recipient  Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award Winner Dylan McGrath with his Mom, Dad, Grandfather, GOVS Guidance Counselor Loren Wall, and GOVS Executive Director Shawn Lenney

Congratulations to Greater Ohio Virtual School Student Dylan McGrath for receiving the Franklin B. Walter Scholarship Award. 

Butler/Warren Career Fair Career Fair

The Butler/Warren Career Fair will take place on November 9th from 10am-1pm at the Towne Mall Galleria (3461 Towne Blvd. Franklin, Ohio 45005) with 20 participating employers.  This is a great opportunity to investigate possible careers that would be available now and upon graduation.

Online College Fair CFO

College Fairs Online is hosting an online college fair today and tomorrow.  Representatives from numerous colleges and universities in the Midwest will be available to answer student questions about everything from admission to degree programs.

To register and participate go to: http://www.collegefairsonline.com

September Incentive Plan Winners! Great Job!

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- Ashley Jenkins

8th- Katy Deffinger

9th- Chase Deaton

10th- Alexis Wheelen

11th- Logan Deatherage

12th- Shaunda Simmons




Veterans Day Veterans

Our nation has set aside November 11 to honor our brave men and women that have served or currently serving in our military. These heroes have put themselves in harm’s way to preserve our freedoms. We will never forget their dedication to our great nation. Take the time to reach out and thank a veteran for all that they have sacrificed. Click on the links below to learn some interesting facts concerning Veterans Day. 

I fought for you

Veteran Day Facts

History of Veterans Day

Top ten celebrity veterans

Veteran Services Warren County Facebook page

College Credit Plus

College Credit Plus
Free college! Earn college credit in high school that also counts for high school requirements. Program is open to 7th-12th grade students. The College Credit Plus mandatory meeting is February 23rd at 5:30 p.m. at the main office. This includes currently enrolled CCP students as well. Pizza will be provided.
RSVP 513-695-292. Don’t miss this opportunity!

It's Time to Submit Your March Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms! Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities  Form Directions

Hello GOVS students!  It is time to submit your March Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Forms!  



Greater Ohio Virtual School Nominated for Excellence in Education Award Gems of Excellence

The Greater Ohio Virtual School has been nominated by the Mason-Deerfield Chamber of Commerce for the Excellence in Education Award.  This award is part of the Gems of Excellence program held each year to recognize the contributions schools and other businesses make to the local community.  Click on the link below to read more about the nominees and additional information on the Gems of Excellence Program.  Congratulations to the entire Greater Ohio Virtual School Staff!



Dinner and a Movie "Chasing the Dragon" Dinner and a Movie

A Spotlight on the Heroin Epidemic.
Chasing the Dragon*, produced by the FBI
Thursday, April 6th  Doors open at 5:45, movie begins at 6:30
Warren County ESC Conference Center

* Explicit language and  adult themes.


Greater Ohio Virtual School Students co-author/illustrate Book! Book authored and written by GOVS students!

 Last year, Greater Ohio Virtual School student Taylor Brunner won a contest sponsored by the Spangler Candy Company.   Entrants were challenged to create a positive, family-friendly message reflecting the designer’s response to the question, “How does Spangler Candy help make Bryan OH the Sweetest Town in America?” 

NACAC National College Fair NACAC

The National Association of College Admission Counseling is hosting a national college fair, which is free and open to the public.  Admission representatives from hundreds of college and universities will be available to speak with students one-on-one.

Huntington Convention Center of Cleveland:
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Greater Columbus Convention Center:
Sunday, April 2, 2017

To learn more:http://www.nacacfairs.org
For a list of exhibitors: http://bit.ly/NCFExhibitors
To preregister: http://www.nacacfairs.org/ncfstudentregistration

2017 Summer Enrichment Camps at the Warren County Educational Service Center Summer Enrichment Camps

Check out the fantastic summer enrichment opportunities offered to students by the Warren County Educational Service Center.

Tutoring Changes and NEW Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Form! Non-Classroom Learning Opportunities Form Directions

Greetings Greater Ohio Virtual School Parents and Students!  I wanted to take this opportunity to present some information concerning changes that will be taking place during the second half of the school year.  We feel both of the changes detailed below will help provide students with more opportunities for success at the Greater Ohio Virtual School.

Ohio Business Week OBW

Ohio Business Week is a week-long residential business camp hosted by Ohio University in Athens, July 16-22.  The cost is $395 per student, but financial aid is available.  Students receive both a preview of what it is like to attend college and are immersed in entrepreneurial and business learning.

Applications and more information: http://www.ohiobusinessweek.org