Counselor's Corner

Last Updated: 1/27/2021 1:45 PM

Welcome to the Counselor’s Corner at Greater Ohio Virtual School!  Our goal is to help each of our students reach his or her full potential by addressing academic, career, and personal/social needs.  No child should “fall through the cracks.”  We offer a variety of school counseling services to meet our goal, including one-on-one meetings, small counseling groups on specific topics, and large group interventions.  As a virtual school, we champion the use of technology to reach our students and their families.  Though highly accessible in person, by phone, and through email, we also have the ability to provide support via the GOVS Virtual Learning Academy (VLA) and through video chat platforms.  Junior high and high school can be a difficult time for young people while they gain both independence and responsibility.  We are here to serve as guides, helping students to navigate as they determine what pathway might lead them toward their future.  Obstacles will inevitably arise and we hope to work together to overcome what might stand in the way of their success.

GOVS Guidance Department News:

Book/Article/Documentary Discussion Groups!
GOVS is looking to form groups to help students get some offline time.  Options include a Book Club, an Article Discussion each week, and/or a Short Documentary film discussion each week.

Please indicate your interest on this form:

Mrs. Manchak has a School Counseling Intern!  Her name is Ms. Aizhan Smagulova.  She is a student at Ohio University.  Aizhan is doing everything remotely from Athens, Ohio.

She is offering sessions to learn and to grow.  Click on the flyers below to learn more about what she has to offer from Career Counseling to individual support to life skills.  There is something for you.

Follow this link to sign up for a time slot:





GOVS Guidance Department Staff


Guidance Counselor

Student Support Coordinator



Mrs. Joanna Manchak

Mr. Chuck Merk
M. Ed Admin

513.695.2900 ext. 3064

513.695.2900 ext. 2978



If you'd like to request a schedule change, please email Mrs. Manchak via the link above.

Please select the appropriate course request link below.  The student grade is for this coming school year.
To the best of your knowledge, please select the courses you would like to take.
A school counselor will review your input and move forward with an appropriate schedule.

Student Grade for the 2020-2021 school year:


If you have any questions about available courses, please click the link below to read the GOVS Program of Study.

GOVS Program of Study 2020-2021

SSSU Click here to access the safety reporting system.


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