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Announcements for Friday, January 17, 2020

Announcements   Today is the  94th day of the school year  (91 days left)

 

  1. If you are a senior and thinking about attending college next year, head to the news feed.  GOVS is accepting applications for the Franklin B. Walter scholarship!  Applications are due by noon on January 31, which is a little more than 2 weeks away.  We don't typically get a lot of applications, so your odds are very good!  $
     
  2. We have officially switched to the last half of the school year!  Meaning that you are 1/2 way to summer break.  This week is the last official week of first semester; by this Sunday night, you should theoretically be finished with ALL your first semester classes (aka units 1-18).  Don't worry tho -- if you don't finish, we will still keep the classes open, along with the new classes being unlocked next week.
     
  3. Would you like to take college classes for free and get dual credit (meaning it counts for GOVS credits & college credits)?  If so, you should join our CCP program.  CCP stands for College Credit Plus.  We are having a meeting up here @ the GOVS main office, on Thursday, January 30, at 5:00pm.  If you'd like more info or have any questions, please email counselor Mrs. Manchak.  See the Counselor's Corner page (it's the button to the right of VLA login) for her contact info.
     
  4. MAP TESTING:  Students who started with GOVS before November have been taking their second round of MAP tests this week.  You would've received a message (via email and text message) with specific information.  Dr. Michael is testing today between 10:00am and 7:00pm.  If you were supposed to test but didn't, please reach out to him via the MAP Testing button (just to the right of the VLA login button) for his contact info.  Students in this group who do not complete their tests by Friday January 17 (TOMORROW) will have their VLA classes locked.

     
  5. It's FF!!!
Earn Your High School Diploma with the Greater Ohio Virtual School
2019 Excellence in Education WINNER!
Mr. Barot, Mrs. Rook, Mrs. Wall, and Mr. Lenney accepting the 2019 Excellence in Education Award!
Mr. Barot, Mrs. Rook, Mrs. Wall, and Mr. Lenney accepting the 2019 Excellence in Education Award!
GOVS Graduation
GOVS Graduation

Announcements for Friday, January 17, 2020

Announcements   Today is the  94th day of the school year  (91 days left)

 

  1. If you are a senior and thinking about attending college next year, head to the news feed.  GOVS is accepting applications for the Franklin B. Walter scholarship!  Applications are due by noon on January 31, which is a little more than 2 weeks away.  We don't typically get a lot of applications, so your odds are very good!  $
     
  2. We have officially switched to the last half of the school year!  Meaning that you are 1/2 way to summer break.  This week is the last official week of first semester; by this Sunday night, you should theoretically be finished with ALL your first semester classes (aka units 1-18).  Don't worry tho -- if you don't finish, we will still keep the classes open, along with the new classes being unlocked next week.
     
  3. Would you like to take college classes for free and get dual credit (meaning it counts for GOVS credits & college credits)?  If so, you should join our CCP program.  CCP stands for College Credit Plus.  We are having a meeting up here @ the GOVS main office, on Thursday, January 30, at 5:00pm.  If you'd like more info or have any questions, please email counselor Mrs. Manchak.  See the Counselor's Corner page (it's the button to the right of VLA login) for her contact info.
     
  4. MAP TESTING:  Students who started with GOVS before November have been taking their second round of MAP tests this week.  You would've received a message (via email and text message) with specific information.  Dr. Michael is testing today between 10:00am and 7:00pm.  If you were supposed to test but didn't, please reach out to him via the MAP Testing button (just to the right of the VLA login button) for his contact info.  Students in this group who do not complete their tests by Friday January 17 (TOMORROW) will have their VLA classes locked.

     
  5. It's FF!!!

Upcoming Events

Message from Executive Director

SL

On behalf of the Greater Ohio Virtual School, I would like to welcome the students and parents to our school.  The Greater Ohio Virtual School is an innovative school that is a cooperative effort with the Ohio Department of Education and the Warren County Educational Service Center. GOVS uses technology to reach a diverse student population.  The school is designed for students in grades 7 – 12 who have a desire for, and whose education can be optimized by, a program of online instruction in an independent environment that does not include most ancillary components of a more traditional education.  Because the focus is on distance learning, the ability of students to learn independently in their own homes using an online educational program is an essential element of the school’s program.  A majority of the students will be between the ages of 16 and 22 and who are at risk.  The definition of at risk may include but not limited to; lack of academic success, unsuccessful in the home district, health risk, social issues, financial hardship, transient students, home schooled children, children with special physical and mental needs, religious reason and behavioral issues. 

Mission Statement

Greater Ohio Virtual School’s mission is to provide students with a highly personal and continuous connection to learning through an online based education.  The school deems that this quality instructional alternative will serve individual needs and prepare the student to transition into their next phase of life, be it entering the work force, military, or continuing their education.

Educational Philosophy and Beliefs

Greater Ohio Virtual School’s educational philosophy can be summarized with the following statements: Deliver instruction to students in a cost effective manner and in a manner that allows them to earn high school credit at a self-determined pace.  We will strive to take students at their current academic levels, build upon that foundation, and increase achievement at developmentally appropriate rates and levels.  We will do this with the assistance of technology and appropriately licensed Ohio teachers.  Our ultimate goal is to provide applicable skills that will allow students to be lifelong learners and intelligent decision-makers.  Another important factor woven into the school is the belief that effective education is a cooperative venture between the students, parents/guardians, teachers, and support staff.  Furthermore, in many instances the local public schools, organizations, and social services can provide valuable support.  In short, a teaming process will be critical to the success of the program.

Beliefs:  Our core beliefs are succinctly stated as follows:

  • The effective delivery of educational services and resources is critical to our mission.
  • Ongoing planning, assessment, and evaluation drive a growing, dynamic organization and provide for the effective use of resources.
  • Empowering the learning community through technology is a vital necessity.
  • Sound educational decisions are driven by accurate data.
  • A well-trained and talented staff that continually upgrades its skills is a requirement for a successful organization.
  • A spirit of teamwork and cooperation within the organization and with the SPONSOR, our educational partner, must be encouraged and nurtured.
  • The school will foster resiliency in students by building on student’s strengths.  (Resiliency is the ability to adapt and succeed despite risk and adversity.)
  • Stakeholders will adhere to the belief that all students can succeed.  And they communicate this belief to their students.
  • Students will participate in meaningful, engaged learning and experience opportunities to succeed in the school.
  • Students will be held to high educational standards and communicate the belief that all students can succeed.
  • The school will provide varied opportunities to remediate past failures or academic setbacks in the student’s career.
  • The school’s climate will be marked by caring and support, high expectations, and opportunities for meaningful participation that can counteract the risk factors in child’s life.
     

Mr. Shawn E. Lenney
Executive Director
Greater Ohio Virtual School
shawn.lenney@warrencountyesc.com

Message from Principal

BB

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 grades 7-12. Our office is located in Lebanon, Ohio. The Warren County Educational Service Center is our sponsoring agent. GOVS offers many services for our students. Five hours of FREE tutoring (per week) is just one of the services provided to our students. All of our teachers are highly qualified. We look forward to serving you for your educational needs.  GOVS is a FREE PUBLIC online school. Please call 513.695.2924 if you desire more information on how GOVS can assist your student in pursuing their high school diploma. 

Mr. Brian Barot
Principal
Greater Ohio Virtual School
brian.barot@warrencountyesc.com

Welcome to the Greater Ohio Virtual School!

The Greater Ohio Virtual School is a free, public, online school. It is a comprehensive educational program for students in grades 7-12 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 school is a free & online public school. This is not a home-school type of program.  The GOVS curriculum is provided through the Virtual Learning Academy (VLA), which is aligned to state standards.

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.