Summer GOALS

Summer Preparation for Online Learning in the Upcoming Academic Year

July 17–27, 2023

Summer GOALS 2023 has concluded. Information about Summer GOALS 2024 will be shared in 2024.

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Virtual Virginia’s Summer Goal-Oriented Active Learning Series (Summer GOALS) program helps students prepare for online learning with VVA during the upcoming academic year.

Provided at no cost to families or schools, Summer GOALS features supplemental online instruction geared specifically to introduce students to VVA instruction and AP courses so they’ll be better equipped to succeed in online learning as soon as the academic year begins.

Summer GOALS also gives a new student the opportunity to set up their VVA account password before the academic year begins in August.

Summer GOALS 2023 will run July 17–27.


Students enrolled in courses for the upcoming academic year will be automatically enrolled in their corresponding Summer GOALS course(s). Student participation in Summer GOALS is optional but highly encouraged.

There is no enrollment fee for Summer GOALS courses.


Each preparatory offering will be brief in duration, with synchronous instruction by Virginia-certified teachers and asynchronous online course content.

In addition, participating students will create a student success plan that they can use throughout the upcoming academic year.

2023 Offerings

For Summer GOALS 2023, the following brief preparatory offerings will be available:

Get Ready for Online Learning!

Get Ready for Online Learning!

This course is designed to prepare new (or returning) VVA students for online learning during the upcoming academic year. Students will learn and develop skills that will help them succeed in online learning and their VVA course(s).

This offering is provided in two grade-level groups, based on the grade level in which the student will be enrolled in the upcoming academic year:

  • Grades K–5
    Synchronous instruction: Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6 p.m.
  • Grades 6–12
    Synchronous instruction: Mondays & Wednesdays, 10 a.m.
AP Success Strategies

AP Success Strategies

Available to all students enrolled in VVA Advanced Placement (AP) courses in the upcoming academic year, this course will help prepare students for success in online AP courses and provide strategies for excelling in these rigorous courses.

Synchronous instruction will be held Mondays and Wednesdays at 11 a.m.

For questions about Summer GOALS, please contact VVA Support at [email protected].

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