GOVS: Who are we?

GOVS:  Who are we?

 

  • The Greater Ohio Virtual School is a fully-accredited community school, organized under the laws of Ohio.  GOVS performs the same duties and functions of any other public school as prescribed by law.

  • GOVS is a FREE online public school serving all students in grades 7-12 living within the borders of the State of Ohio.

  • GOVS is sponsored by St. Aloysius/Charter School Specialists.

  • GOVS is housed within the Warren County Educational Service Center.

  • GOVS offers an online curriculum to any student whose needs, desires, or circumstances would best be served by a non-traditional educational model.  Those students might include but are not limited to:

    • Students who desire to move through the curriculum at their own pace

    • Students who need additional credits for graduation

    • Students with discipline or social issues in the traditional classroom

    • Students/parents seeking an accredited curriculum, taught by certified teachers, which can be tailored to address individual needs

    • Students who want to re-enter the diploma pathway before turning 22 years-of-age

    • Students with medical issues that require a more-personalized curricular approach

  • Students who are credit-deficient can quickly make-up lost credits due to the flexibility of our school.  Your classes are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Our school week goes from Monday morning to Sunday night.  Students can work for a maximum of 10 hours per calendar day.

  • The GOVS curriculum may be accessed from any device with the ability to connect to the Internet.  Students may elect to use their own computer & home Internet, or if needed, may borrow a GOVS Chromebook to complete coursework.  Verizon Wireless Hotspots (aka MiFi units), which only connect to GOVS Chromebooks, are available for special situations.

  • All GOVS students have access to Virtual Tutoring every week.  Students are offered up to three hours of FREE virtual tutoring per week via Google Meet, Facetime, or Skype.

  • The Greater Ohio Virtual School offers a complete special education department with full-time teachers who service students with an Individualized Educational Program. 

  • GOVS employs a full-time truancy officer who tracks attendance daily.  Attendance is determined by online and offline hours and each student is required to accumulate twenty-five (25) hours of seat time per week.

  • A Work Study program is available for all GOVS students who are working a full- or part-time job.  Students can receive elective credit for their job along with hours that can be counted towards their weekly attendance total.

  • The Greater Ohio Virtual School is NCAA-approved and facilitates College Credit Plus for those students who qualify.