PO Box 2120 Richmond, VA 23218

GOALS

"GOALS" with illustration of a rocket launchingGoal-Oriented Active Learning Series (GOALS)

Virtual Virginia will pilot a new program this spring that will provide high school students with supplemental online instruction in foundational skills and test preparation aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs).

The Goal-Oriented Active Learning Series (GOALS) will be available to students in grades 9–12 at participating Virginia public schools for 10 weeks, starting February 22 and running through April 29.

Registration for GOALS will open Tuesday, February 1, 2022.


GOALS Informational Webinar

Thursday, January 6, 2022, at 10 a.m.

Attend the GOALS Informational Webinar on January 6 to learn more about the program, the registration process, and more. VVA leaders will be available to answer questions.

Join webinar via Zoom


GOALS offers two programs: SOL Foundational Skills and SOL Test Preparation.


SOL Foundational Skills

In the SOL Foundational Skills program, students will have access to asynchronous content and synchronous instruction in the following core SOL courses:

  • Algebra I
  • Biology I
  • Earth Science I
  • English 11
  • Geometry
  • Virginia & U.S. History

Asynchronous Content

All students enrolled in the SOL Foundational Skills program will have access to SOL-aligned subject-area content within Virtual Virginia’s Canvas learning management system (LMS). Schools will be able to access their enrolled students’ attendance and performance information within the LMS.

Synchronous Instruction

Synchronous instruction sessions are provided by Virginia-certified VVA instructors during the school day (between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.). Each session lasts 45–60 minutes. Sessions will be provided four to five times per week per course.

Students enrolled in the SOL Foundational Skills program may participate in one of two synchronous instruction options.

Option 1: VVA-Scheduled Small Group Support

      • Sessions are scheduled by VVA.
      • VVA selects the instructional topics.
      • 1–7 students per session
      • 4–5 sessions per week per course
      • Cost to division: $30 per student per session

Option 2: School-Selected Group Support

      • The local school selects the dates and times for sessions.
      • The local school selects each session topic from a list of 10 topics pre-selected by VVA for each course.
      • 8–14 students per session
      • 4–5 sessions per week per course
      • Cost to division: $250 per group session

SOL Test Prep

In the SOL Test Prep program, students will have access to asynchronous content and synchronous instruction to help them prepare for SOL assessments in the following courses:

  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Biology I
  • Earth Science I
  • English 11
  • Geometry
  • Virginia & U.S. History

Asynchronous Content

All students enrolled in the SOL Test Prep program will have access to SOL-aligned subject-area content within Virtual Virginia’s Canvas LMS. Schools will be able to access their enrolled students’ attendance and performance information within the LMS.

Synchronous Instruction

Synchronous instruction sessions are provided by Virginia-certified VVA instructors during the school day (between 8 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.). Each session lasts 45 minutes.

Students enrolled in the SOL Test Prep program may participate in one of two synchronous instruction options.

Option 1: VVA-Scheduled Large Group Support

      • Sessions are scheduled by VVA.
      • VVA selects the instructional topics.
      • Unlimited number of students per session
      • 1 session per week per course
      • Cost to division: $30 per student per course

Option 2: School-Selected Group Support

      • The local school selects the dates and times for sessions.
      • The local school selects each session topic from a list of 10 topics pre-selected by VVA for each course.
      • 8–14 students per session
      • 4–5 sessions per week per course
      • Cost to division: $250 per group session

Summary

 

SOL Foundational Skills

SOL Test Prep

Courses Covered


  • Algebra I

  • Biology I

  • Earth Science I

  • English 11

  • Geometry

  • Virginia & U.S. History


  • Algebra I

  • Algebra II

  • Biology I

  • Earth Science I

  • English 11

  • Geometry

  • Virginia & U.S. History

Duration


  • 10 weeks

  • February 22 through April 29


  • 10 weeks

  • February 22 through April 29

Asynchronous Content


  • SOL-aligned subject-area content

  • Students access via VVA Canvas LMS

  • Student attendance and performance info available


  • SOL-aligned subject-area content

  • Students access via VVA Canvas LMS

  • Student attendance and performance info available

Synchronous Instruction


  • Provided by Virginia-certified instructors

  • Daytime sessions (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

  • Sessions last 45–60 minutes


  • Provided by Virginia-certified instructors

  • Daytime sessions (8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

  • Sessions last 45 minutes

Synchronous Instruction Options

Option 1: VVA-Scheduled Small Group Support

  • Sessions are scheduled by VVA.

  • VVA selects the instructional topics.

  • 1–7 students per session

  • 4–5 sessions per week per course

  • $30 per student per session


Option 2: School-Selected Group Support

  • The local school selects the dates and times for sessions.

  • The local school selects each session topic from a list of 10 topics pre-selected by VVA for each course.

  • 8–14 students per session

  • 4–5 sessions per week per course

  • $250 per group session

Option 1: VVA-Scheduled Large Group Support

  • Sessions are scheduled by VVA.

  • VVA selects the instructional topics.

  • Unlimited number of students per session

  • 1 session per week per course

  • $30 per student per course


Option 2: School-Selected Group Support

  • The local school selects the dates and times for sessions.

  • The local school selects each session topic from a list of 10 topics pre-selected by VVA for each course.

  • 8–14 students per session

  • 4–5 sessions per week per course

  • $250 per group session


More information about GOALS registration and the GOALS informational webinar will be available in January 2022.

For questions about GOALS, please contact School Support Coordinator Stephanie Shea at [email protected].

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