Online Educational Programs and Schools for Every Kind of Learner

Message from the Principal

Welcome to the Greater Commonwealth Virtual School Community! I am very proud and happy to be part of this wonderful educational opportunity. All of us here are part of a welcoming community that values connection and educational excellence.

GCVS has much to offer our students and families, with classroom-based programs for students that work well in a structured environment outside of a traditional school and flexible, personalized programs for these who succeed better when they are able to work on their own time and in their own space. We strive to help every student grow, and we make sure that we accommodate the needs, challenges, and strengths of every member of our online school.

Our academic programs are relevant and rigorous, while being adjustable to guide every student to their own personal level of success. Art, physical education, music, and social activities are an important part of our education, and they help us provide a balanced education in an online environment.

Our Massachusetts state-certified teachers care deeply about building connections with students and providing the best educational experience possible.You are going to love being a part of the GCVS school community – one that works hard together, and welcomes everyone!

Greg Runyan
GCVS Director of Teaching and Learning/Principal


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    Elementary School at GCVS

    Online Classroom-Based School

    Serving Students in Grades K-5

    The virtual elementary school program consists of the four core academic courses of Reading and Literacy, Math, Science, and Social Studies. Students also take classes in art, music, and physical education.

    Classroom-based lessons are supplemented with online lessons, workbooks, videos, projects, and hands-on activities that are can be done on a student’s own schedule.

    Middle School at GCVS

    Online Classroom-Based School

    Serving Students in Grades 6 – 8

    The virtual middle school consists of English and Language Arts, Math, Science, and History. Students also take art, music, physical education, and technology classes over the course of the year.

    Online classroom lessons are, like traditional classrooms, supplemented with literature and novels, videos, and hands-on projects that help students learn objectives, all of which are completed in a more flexible timetable.

    High School at GCVS

    Online Classroom-Based School

    Serving Students in Grades 9 – 12

    Our high school program provides a core curriculum of challenging college preparatory courses, Advanced Placement courses and a generous complement of electives in all departments.

    We offer every student a virtual high school education that is engaging, challenging, and meets MassCore standards. This ensures a well-rounded and personalized program of students for every student.

    Flexible Education Programs (Grades 6-12)

    Personalized Learning for All

    The flexibility of a personalized, asynchronous learning program can have profound benefits for students who have not succeeded in a traditional brick-and-mortar school, beliefs that have a structure that interferes with a normal school day, or have outside interests that often have conflicting schedules.

    The entirely asynchronous online curriculum is as rigorous as the classroom-based schools at GCVS, but offers unmatched flexibility in helping students succeed.