General FAQs

Georgia Virtual School is a program of the Georgia Department of Education's Office of Technology Services. The program is SACS CASI accredited and operates in partnership with schools and parents to offer middle school and high school level courses across the state. Georgia Virtual School provides a teacher led, virtual classroom environment. Georgia Virtual School also equips students with an online media center and guidance center to support students throughout their online course experience.

Public school students: Local schools will pay tuition and fees for students enrolled in a GaVS course that is part of the student's regular school day.

Private and home school students: An allotment of state funded seats is available fall and spring semester on a first-come first serve basis. After the allotment has been reached, students are required to pay tuition and fees for all GaVS courses.

Out of state students: Students are required to pay all tuition and fees associated with their GaVS courses.

Tuition Schedule
High school A or B course: $250 tuition
High school AB course: $500 tuition
Middle School course: $250 tuition

The time it takes to complete a Georgia Virtual course will vary depending on the course schedule your child selects. For an 18 week semester, a half unit class generally requires 1.5 to 2 hours of work per day. Assignments are due weekly throughout fall and spring semesters. During summer session, the same half unit class would require about 20 hours per week of work with assignments due every weekday.

A GTID is a Georgia Testing Identifier. This is a 10-digit number assigned to all public school students in Georgia. This number is unique to each student, and is used by Georgia Virtual School for reporting test scores. This number will permit a parent to link his/her parent account to the student account.

Final exams are administered on the same date each semester for all students. Public school students are required to take EOCTs at their local school's next administration of the exam. The local school will report the score to GaVS.

Our full course catalog can be found here.

Students can take up to six segments of state funded courses at one time. Any additional courses will require tuition. One segment of a state funded course is either an A or B section of the course. One AB course is two state funded segments.

If you have additional questions, one of our support team members will be happy to assist. Please complete the Contact Us form from the tab on the top of your screen. A team member will get back to you within 24 hours.

Once enrolled your first point of contact is always your GaVS instructor. We do have support team members always available to answer your questions. Just complete the Contact Us form from the tab at the top of the home page.

Consult your facilitator before withdrawing from a course. He/she will assist you in making the best decision about your course.

Georgia Virtual School courses can be completed at any location given reliable internet service. If you require special accommodations for any reason, please make arrangements with your instructor.

Yes, once you apply for a course and are approved, you will complete our student orientation course. It is available one month prior to the start of each semester.

Once you have applied for a course, your local school facilitator or the home school facilitator will approve the course. Your facilitator gets notification that you have applied, and he/she will log on to view your application.

Courses are offered throughout the school year on a semester schedule: fall, spring and summer. We have four start dates in fall and spring, and two start dates for summer semester. All courses end on the same day each semester.

No. As long as you have reliable internet access, you can take Georgia Virtual School courses at any time and in any place.

Yes. All Georgia Virtual School courses are taught by highly-qualified, Georgia certified teachers.