High School Curriculum

Courses Specifically Designed for High School Students

Ohio Virtual Academy (OHVA) uses the K12 high school curriculum to serve our students in grades 9–12. The K12 online high school environment blends the best features of the company's K–5 learning environment—elegant design, compelling interactivity, ease of use of both online and offline content—with key features designed to make the high school experience successful, given the far more complex high school world of content, skills, and time management.

A Robust Catalog of Courses for Diverse Learners

The K12 High School Course Catalog is robust, offering core, elective, and Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses. K12 math, English science, and history courses are offered in multiple versions to meet the needs of diverse learners with diverse goals. Students can chart their own course, choosing from among the four versions of courses to match their aptitude and goals. Up to four levels of world languages are offered as well.

Four Versions of Core Subjects

With the K12 high school curriculum, students can harness the power of individualized learning by choosing from the following four versions of math, English, science, and history courses:

  • Core courses are similar to the standard courses offered by many other programs. They meet academic requirements for each course area both for graduation as well as for potential admission into a wide range of colleges.
  • Comprehensive courses are designed for students entering with a strong foundational knowledge and aptitude in the subject area being covered, as well as solid study skills.
  • Honors courses hold students to a greater degree of accountability, and demand even greater independence and self-discipline than their Comprehensive counterparts.
  • Advanced Placement® (AP®) courses are college-level courses that follow curriculum specified by the College Board. AP® courses require a greater degree of self-discipline for in-depth study of the subject.

High School Course List Overview [PDF]

View Sample Lessons

For the full list of K12 courses or to download our catalog, online high school course list.

Earn College Credit While in High School:  College Credit Plus

Does your high school student want a head start on a college education? At OHVA, eligible students in grades 9–12 may take courses in a local community college/university through Ohio's College Credit Plus program.* Participating students earn college credit for both their 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 OHVA's College Credit Plus information to learn more.

*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.

Proven Pathways to a Chosen Career

At OHVA, your college or career-minded student can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses for a competitive edge for the future, to discover his or her path after high school, or to explore a possible college major. These courses can provide a powerful introduction to fulfilling careers in information technology, government and public administration, marketing, finance, arts and communication, and many more.

The Destinations Career Program

Your student can gain a competitive edge for the future—whether that includes college, a career, or both. The Destinations Career Program at OHVA prepares students to be work-ready and college-ready. Students can choose from a broad range of courses in the in-demand career fields of Business and Information Technology. They can also earn college credits on select courses through partnerships with local colleges and universities and prepare to take industry-recognized certification exams upon graduation.