The GCVS Virtual Middle School
The Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School is a free public virtual school open to all students in Massachusetts that has been pioneering personalized education for K-12 students since it was founded in Greenfield. GCVS’s virtual school provides students of all abilities with the flexibility of an online curriculum that lets them learn from home while meeting all of the education standards of Massachusetts under the guidance of state-certified teachers who are trained and have experience teaching in virtual school environments. As a public school of choice, GCVS is open to all students in Massachusetts. Our school and its founders had a vision of creating a new 21st-century public school model that could serve many students, especially those who have interests and needs that brick-and-mortar schools may not provide.
As a Commonwealth Virtual School, GCVS delivers a transformative education with unique strengths and flexibility perfectly suited for the modern world. Our approach encourages critical thinking and an independent learning style that meets the key needs of diverse learners by providing educational resources that cultivate curiosity, exploration and inquiry.
In many respects, we are the same as other excellent public schools throughout Massachusetts, yet very different in our approach to education and to the technology-mediated learning platform with which we deliver.
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Program of Studies
Students demonstrate their knowledge and skills through curriculum assessments that track achievement. Our students are required to participate in the state’s testing program (MCAS).
Students and families enrolled in Massachusetts Virtual Academy at Greenfield Commonwealth Virtual School are partnered with a team of knowledgeable and experienced educators. Highly qualified, Massachusetts-certified teachers are behind every course and will work with families to monitor student progress, attendance, and content mastery while providing professional insight, instruction, and support.
As experienced educators, we know that deciding on a best-fit schooling option is not a decision to be taken lightly. We encourage you to learn more about our program and consider if it is a good match. Our staff will help families and referring school districts determine whether or not a student is apt to benefit from this model and, if so, provide guidance for applications, orientation, and setup.