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GOALS

Goal-Oriented Active Learning Series (GOALS)

The Goal-Oriented Active Learning Series (GOALS) provides students in grades 6–12 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.

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
  • Geometry
  • Math 3
  • Math 4
  • Math 5
  • Math 6
  • Math 7
  • Math 8

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:

  • Algebra I
  • Algebra II
  • Biology I
  • Civics & Economics 8
  • Earth Science I
  • English/Language Arts 6 – Reading Only
  • English/Language Arts 7 – Reading Only
  • English/Language Arts 8 – Reading Only
  • English 11 – Reading Only
  • Geometry
  • Math 3
  • Math 4
  • Math 5
  • Math 6
  • Math 7
  • Math 8
  • Physical Science 8
  • Virginia & U.S. History
  • World History to 1500 A.D.
  • World History: 1500 A.D. to the Present

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
Geometry
Math 3
Math 4
Math 5
Math 6
Math 7
Math 8
Algebra I
Algebra II
Biology I
Civics & Economics 8
Earth Science I
English/Language Arts 6 – Reading Only
English/Language Arts 7 – Reading Only
English/Language Arts 8 – Reading Only
English 11 – Reading Only
Geometry
Math 3
Math 4
Math 5
Math 6
Math 7
Math 8
Physical Science 8
Virginia & U.S. History
World History to 1500 A.D.
World History: 1500 A.D. to the Present
Duration10 weeks
January 23 through March 31
6 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 in GOALS.
  4. In the lefthand menu, click Enroll in GOALS.
  5. Use the dropdown menu to select the GOALS course for the student (for example, GOALS Algebra I Foundations).
  6. Click the Enroll button.

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