7th or 8th Graders -- FIRST DAY

Welcome to GOVS!

Since you are in 7th or 8th grade, you only need to complete the GOVS Success class on your first day.

  1. Open a new browser window (on the top of the screen, by the tabs, you will see a + button.  Click that.  A new window will open.  Type www.mygovs.com to get to our homepage.  Once that loads, you can flip between these two tabs.
  2. Please take some time to read the Daily Announcements that popup.  At the bottom of the announcements, you will see a green button "Continue to Greater Ohio Virtual School".  Click here.
  3. Underneath the scrolling header pictures, there is a green/white button labeled Student VLA Login.  Click here.
  4. When the VLA page loads, enter your Username and Password
    • Username is your 4-digit student ID number.  See the Login sheet that was emailed.
    • Password is your first initial of your first name, followed by a series of numbers.  See the Login sheet that was emailed.
  5. On this homepage, you will see student progress up top, then some emails.  Underneath that are your classes.  Most of your classes are locked until you complete your first day activities.
  6. Scroll down until you see the GOVS Success -- START HERE class.  Click on there.
  7. This brings up the main class screen.  There are 10 units.  Start with unit #1.  Click right on top of Unit 1.  Some notes will come up.  Make sure you read everything on the screen.
  8. Once you get to the bottom of the notes, on the left side of the screen, there is an Answer Questions button.  Click that.
  9. This brings up the questions you have to answer for Unit 1.  Answer these questions to the best of your ability.  Once you finish, you can click the "All Finished!  Review My Answers".
  10. Go through and review everything.  Once you are satisfied with the answers, you can click the "Looks OK! Send to my Teacher" button.  You have finished Unit 1!
  11. Click the House button in the top right corner, this takes you to the homepage.  Scroll down until you see the GOVS Success class, but this time, start with Unit 2.  Do the same steps as Unit 1.

The last 3 units of the GOVS Success class require you to send us a picture & two emails.

In Unit 8, you have to send us a picture for your file.  This is required!
In Unit 9, you have to send us an email from your VLA account.  This is required!
In Unit 10, you have to send us an email from your @mygovs.com GMAIL account.  This is required!

Once you finish the GOVS Success class, you are done for the day!  Check back tomorrow and your regular classes should be unlocked!