As Goochland County Public Schools increases virtual course offerings, we encourage students to seek assistance from their school guidance counselor to meet their academic needs with online options. Using the following guideline, students wishing to earn credit through virtual course offerings will find a growing opportunity of options.
Online Learning Course Guidelines
The prerequisites to take an online course are counselor recommendation and parent permission. Counselors will take into consideration a student’s attendance record, behavior, grades and credit status when making their recommendation. In addition, the request to earn credit through a virtual learning source must be approved the school principal or his/her designee.
Courses must be approved before the student begins the course.
A teacher, counselor, or administrator must proctor quizzes, tests and exams. Arrangements are the responsibility of the student and must be approved by your school counselor. Your counselor will help you understand the arrangements that are needed.
Tuition, fees and material costs vary by the source of the online course and may be the responsibility of the student. Your counselor will be able to help you understand the difference between those provided by GCPS and those that are the responsibility of the student/parent.
Students must take any corresponding SOL tests as required by graduation requirements.
Official transcripts that report the completion of an online course for graduating seniors must be in the guidance office by May 1st.
GHS Course Offerings
The GHS Course Guide currently lists several online classes offered within the current schedule using Edgenuity coursework.
An Edgenuity class is unique coursework that allows a student to self-pace their learning while completing required credits for graduation and is available online 365/24/7. Course offerings are expanding based on student interest and need; a full listing of course offerings, syllabus and procedures are available from your guidance counselor.
Student grades will come from their work in the online class. Much like an independent study course, they will individually work their way through the curriculum with online video lectures, lab activities and assessments, journaling, vocabulary, searching for online information, and quizzes/tests. They will also be able to actively monitor their status and get instant feedback on their progress.
Other opportunities for online learning include:
As a program of the Virginia Department of Education, Virtual Virginia (VVa) offers online Advanced Placement (AP®), world language, core academic, and elective courses to students across the Commonwealth. Virtual Virginia is committed to providing high-quality, rigorous course content with the flexibility to meet schools’ and students’ varied schedules.
- Reynolds Community College
- Bringham Young University Department of Independent Study, 800-914-8931 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
- University of Virginia
- James Madison University
- Johns Hopkins University
And others have available offerings. The school counselors can help with these options.
Pilot Virtual School
Goochland County Public Schools (GCPS) is piloting an online, virtual school program for the 2014-2015 school year. GCPS is utilizing an online education program, Edgenuity, to provide an appropriate education for 6th through 12th grade virtual school students. Students can complete all core academics, world language, health & physical education as well as elective courses online. Upon completion of diploma requirement including verified SOL credits, students can be awarded a CCPS high school diploma. For more information, contact our Director of Technology and School Administration, # (link to profile page)
Virtual GHS course offerings
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