Start Dates

GA Virtual School realizes that students look to online courses for a variety of reasons.  One of these is flexibility.  For this reason, the start dates for each semester are flexible and students are given a range of time during which they can start their course. Students will select the course schedule (length of the course) when applying for the course.


  • For fall and spring, students can choose an 18, 16, 14 or 12 week schedule.
  • For fall and spring, Advanced Placement courses are only offered on the 18, 16 or 14 week schedule.
  • For summer, students can select either a 6 or 5 week schedule.

The shorter course lengths do not have condensed content.  All of the same content is covered but at a faster pace. Students in AP courses should select the longest course length possible for their schedules. All courses end on the same date each semester regardless of start date.