Georgia Virtual School is accredited through SACS/Advanc-Ed.
On May 4, 2005, Governor Sonny Perdue signed the Georgia Virtual School bill, O.C.G.A. 20-2-31, into law establishing the first official state virtual school. Broadcast live by Georgia Public Broadcasting from Winder Barrow High School over the Internet, Governor Purdue signed the bill and answered questions about its creation to a face-to-face class of AP Government students and to 18 other classes and public libraries across the state of Georgia via the Internet video stream and a virtual chat room.
Like the previous e-Learning program, the Georgia Virtual School program offers a wide-variety of courses to Georgia high school students. However, the Georgia Virtual School program serves public, private, and home school students and has expanded its course offerings to over 125 unique core curriculum, AP, and elective courses, including SAT Preparation, with 281 course variations, each meeting GPS or College Board standards. These classes are offered in both block and semester formats on various schedules to meet the differing course offering and scheduling needs of local school districts.
The complete history of GA Virtual School as well as information about the original Georgia e-Learning program can be found in this document, The History of GA Virtual School.