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GOALS

Goal-Oriented Active Learning Series (GOALS)

The Goal-Oriented Active Learning Series (GOALS) provides students in grades 3–12 with supplemental online instruction in foundational skills and test preparation aligned to the Virginia Standards of Learning (SOLs).

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

GOALS registration is now open for spring 2023! Select from one of the terms listed below when registering:

  • Spring 2023 Foundational Skills: January 23 through March 31
  • Spring 2023 Test Prep: April 10 through May 19
SOL Foundational Skills

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: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
  • Geometry: Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.
  • Math 3: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
  • Math 4: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
  • Math 5: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
  • Math 6: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
  • Math 7: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
  • Math 8: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.

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 at designated times during the school day. Each session lasts 45 minutes.

  • 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: $60 per student per course
SOL Test Prep

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:

CourseWeekdayTime
Algebra IWednesdaysTBD
Algebra IIWednesdaysTBD
Biology ITuesdaysTBD
Civics & Economics 8ThursdaysTBD
Earth Science ITuesdaysTBD
English/Language Arts 6 – Reading OnlyMondaysTBD
English/Language Arts 7 – Reading OnlyMondaysTBD
English/Language Arts 8 – Reading OnlyMondaysTBD
English 11 – Reading OnlyMondaysTBD
GeometryWednesdaysTBD
Math 3WednesdaysTBD
Math 4WednesdaysTBD
Math 5WednesdaysTBD
Math 6WednesdaysTBD
Math 7WednesdaysTBD
Math 8WednesdaysTBD
Physical Science 8TuesdaysTBD
Virginia & U.S. HistoryThursdaysTBD
World History to 1500 A.D.ThursdaysTBD
World History: 1500 A.D. to the PresentThursdaysTBD

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 at designated times during the school day. Each session lasts 45 minutes.

  • 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
Summary

Summary

 SOL Foundational SkillsSOL Test Prep
Courses CoveredAlgebra I: Wednesdays, 1:30 p.m.
Geometry: Thursdays, 1:30 p.m.
Math 3: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Math 4: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Math 5: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Math 6: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Math 7: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Math 8: Wednesdays, 1 p.m.
Algebra I: Wednesdays
Algebra II: Wednesdays
Biology I: Tuesdays
Civics & Economics 8: Thursdays
Earth Science I: Tuesdays
English/Language Arts 6 – Reading Only: Mondays
English/Language Arts 7 – Reading Only: Mondays
English/Language Arts 8 – Reading Only: Mondays
English 11 – Reading Only: Mondays
Geometry: Wednesdays
Math 3: Wednesdays
Math 4: Wednesdays
Math 5: Wednesdays
Math 6: Wednesdays
Math 7: Wednesdays
Math 8: Wednesdays
Physical Science 8: Tuesdays
Virginia & U.S. History: Thursdays
World History to 1500 A.D.: Thursdays
World History: 1500 A.D. to the Present: Thursdays
Duration10 weeks: January 23 through March 316 weeks: April 10 through May 19
Asynchronous ContentSOL-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 InstructionProvided by Virginia-certified instructors
Daytime sessions
Sessions last 45 minutes.
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: $60 per student per course
Provided by Virginia-certified instructors
Daytime sessions
Sessions last 45 minutes.
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
Registration Instructions

GOALS Registration Instructions

Before you can enroll a student in GOALS, that student must have an account in Genius. To add a student in Genius, follow the instructions for “How to create a student in Genius” on this page.

Once a student’s account in Genius has been created, follow the steps below to enroll the student in GOALS sessions.

  1. Using your counselor/division coordinator ID and password, log in to Genius. If you can’t remember your password, click the “forgot password” link.
  2. Click the Students tab at the top of the page.
  3. Click the name of the student who will be enrolled.
  4. In the lefthand menu, click Enroll in a Section.
  5. Under “Type,” use the dropdown menu to select the term for the student (for example, Spring 2023 Foundational Skills).
  6. Choose a course, mentor, and start date.
  7. Click the checkbox to agree to the terms.
  8. Click the Enroll button.

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