Goochland Flex: A Flexible Approach to Alternative Education
Embracing a new era of pedagogy means taking risks to better serve our students. In Goochland, we recognize that students are different. Occasionally, the traditional comprehensive high school does not fit a student’s needs. Having the flexibility to develop a specific educational path is essential for some students. Work began in 2017 to build a program geared to the student who thrives in a non-traditional class setting. We call this program Goochland Flex.
Goochland Flex is a personalized program with the whole student in mind. A low student to teacher ratio allows for a sharp focus on student-specific goals and a tailored academic pathway leading to graduation. These pathways may include but are not limited to hybrid scheduling, blended learning opportunities, or GED study. Workplace readiness skills, career planning, and post-secondary transition plans are integrated into the academic program as well as community service projects and field trips. Placement may be requested by the student, but will be determined by a committee.
Mr. Larry Oliver facilitates the programming at Goochland Flex and works closely with each student to ensure success.