High School Curriculum
Curriculum that Unlocks Possibility
Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) knows success is not a single destination, and the journey can take many turns. But no matter the path, we believe in unlocking every learner's potential by meeting them where they are and helping them reach their goals.
Explore Our Courses
As students move through middle school and into high school, their work becomes increasingly independent. High school courses are designed for students targeting a four-year university, a local community college, or an immediate career.
Many high school courses are offered at three levels: on-level, honors, and Advanced Placement (AP®).
In all three course levels, students:
- Learn grade-level content
- Complete coursework that might require writing or research projects
- Tackle problems that require analytical thinking
In honors courses, students also:
- Evaluate and synthesize information
- Demonstrate more advanced writing skills
- Participate in honors projects
In AP® courses, students prepare to take the AP® exam in a particular subject. Their AP® exam score may allow them to receive college credit, as determined by the college.
Career Readiness at OHVA
Your teen can gain a competitive edge for the future—whether that includes college, a career, or both. The Destinations Career Program at OHVA gives students the opportunity to explore career options and take part in specialized, career-related experiences. Students can choose from a broad range of courses in these career pathways: Business, Engineering, Health, and Information Technology. They can also prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation.**
Get a Head Start on College with College Credit Plus
Eligible high schoolers can take courses at a local community college/university through Ohio's College Credit Plus program.† Participating students earn college credit toward both their high school diploma and a postsecondary degree.
To be eligible for the program, students must meet the following requirements:
Current student in grades 7–12
Completed one semester with OHVA‡
Meets the college or university requirements
Visit College Credit Plus to learn more.
*The K12 high school catalog is a complete list of the high school courses K12 provides. While OHVA offers a comprehensive selection of courses, not every K12 high school course is available to OHVA students. Information on specific courses of study and available electives are provided upon enrollment. For details, please speak to an enrollment consultant during the enrollment process.
**Many Microsoft® Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who attend Destinations for at least two years will have further exposure to career readiness education courses to be prepared for certification testing.
†The cost of college courses varies by college and course. Some college courses may be offered at a reduced or a waived tuition rate. Depending on the college and the course, students may be responsible for textbooks and other materials as well as incidental fees specified by the college or university.
‡Unless CCP documentation from previous school sign-up is supplied.