The Georgia Virtual School Program
Glynn County School System
Virtual School is a program of the Georgia Department of
Education and is designed to serve public, private and home
schooled students throughout the state. The program is fully
accredited by SACS and CITA. Since its inception in 2005, over
25,000 students have earned credit in their local schools by
taking such diverse Ga. Virtual School offerings as Chinese, AP
Music Theory, and Astronomy. According to the US Distance
Learning Association, over one million high school students are
taking one or more courses online, and nearly 40 states have
established state-wide or state-lead virtual schools.
In the Georgia Virtual School program Georgia certified teachers guide students through each course on a traditional semester pacing. All courses are available on the Internet around the clock. Success rates meet or exceed state scores on both the state tests and Advanced Placement exams. Glynn students who have taken a Georgia Virtual course often report their online class was the best preparation they had for college level work.
Student produced: Georgia Virtual School Video
who would like to take one or more classes online from the
Georgia Virtual School program must first get permission from
their school counselor or registrar (high school) or counselor
(middle school) to be sure the course is appropriate for the
students should visit http://www.gavirtualschool.org
and click the registration link to create an account and to
explore the course offerings in detail. Registration for each
Fall semester opens April 1st, and Spring semester opens
October 1st. Summer school registration opens March 1st of
will complete an online Student Orientation Class prior to the
start of class so early enrollment is important. If a student
decides not to take the online course after enrollment he or
she must contact both the school registrar and Mrs. Galland.
No withdrawals are allowed after the first two weeks of class
have passed. Since Glynn County Schools pays tuition for these
classes, it is important that students make certain online
learning is for them before the withdrawal deadline.
Information for Parents
Virtual School courses are rigorous and are taught by
highly qualified Georgia certified teachers. You will be able to
set up a parent account to log in to your child's online grade
book to monitor progress throughout the course and will receive
weekly phone and email grade updates from the program. Teachers
keep in constant contact with you via email and phone calls.
Paula Galland, the Glynn County Georgia Virtual School
facilitator, will be happy to discuss the Georgia Virtual couse
option with you. Please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org
with your questions and a good time to call you.
A recording of the Spring 2012 Open House for Parents is available here. This is full of information about the program and will answer many of your questions.
variety of college preparatory academic courses are offered at
the secondary level. In addition, 22 Advanced Placement classes
are available as well as a variety of elective courses. The fall
semester (A), spring semester (B), and block (AB) version of
each class is taught every semester with few exceptions.
Click HERE for the complete course offerings for this school year.
is no cost to Glynn County students if they choose to take a
class from the Georgia Virtual Program instead of one or more of
their school day classes. There may be a charge of $250 per half
unit for an extra class during the fall and spring semesters.
Summer school is offered at a rate of $250 per half unit of
work. Summer session 2015 begins either June 1st or June 8th and
ends July 10th. Students can work from any place as long as they
are on a computer connected to the Internet. Rising 9th graders
should have their summer class approved by their counselor to be
sure credit will be awarded.
wishing to take an online course should be aware the Georgia
Virtual courses are rigorous, college preparatory level classes.
Assignments will be due on Fridays with very little allowance
for late work. These courses are for self-disciplined, strong
students. During summer session assignments are due daily.
Virtual School course grades are updated weekly and are posted
to transcripts at the end of the quarter or semester. Both
students and parents have access to the course online grade book
at all times. An automated message system will notify parents by
email or phone weekly about a student's progress.
quite helpful if an online student has access to a computer with
a fast Internet connection at home. However, students may choose
to work before and after school in their media center, when
needed. A one unit class will take 10 to 15 hours per week to
complete. Visit this
link for more details about the technical requirements for
Georgia Virtual School courses.
for details about creating an account and here
for applying for courses. Returning students, click here