Great Minds Virtual
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to achieve greatness
to build community
to provide equitable learning
Great Minds Virtual
Learn more today
Great Minds Virtual is a fully accredited, tuition-free independent school.
This alternative to traditional schools offers flexible online learning, with synchronous live classes supplemented by asynchronous educational experiences.
Great Minds Virtual empowers all students to achieve greatness in both personal and academic growth through a knowledge-rich curriculum that fosters student discourse, inquiry, and a sense of wonder.
It’s time to get serious about innovation and educational excellence
Great Minds Virtual is making learning more empowering by leveraging technology to spark curiosity, build character, and develop knowledge. We believe that the right learning environment is paramount to helping students—in all their extraordinary diversity—fulfill their potential.
We built a world-class academic program in a virtual setting that reflects our student-centered approach to teaching and learning.
We don’t compromise on high standards for student discourse, engagement, or rigor.
We formed a research partnership with Johns Hopkins University Institute for Education Policy to study our curriculum and program model to ensure high academic achievement, teacher excellence, and strong student outcomes.
Great Minds Virtual serves students from a range of rural and urban communities, reflecting the rich diversity of students from across the country.
OUR DEFINING PRINCIPLES
Great Minds Virtual uses proven research-based instructional methods.
Learning is synchronous. Students build knowledge most effectively by learning to speak, listen, and engage with others thoughtfully and empathetically.
Our certified teachers are subject-matter and online-teaching experts trained to use instructional methods that work for all learners, including students with learning disabilities and multilingual learners.
We use only the highest quality knowledge-rich instructional materials and resources to instill a passion for learning across all academic areas.
As the future thinkers and makers of a global society, our students leave Great Minds Virtual as intellectually curious, confident, and principled young citizens, ready to engage fully with their communities and face the challenges of a rapidly evolving world.
Our small class sizes foster relationships among teachers, students, and their families.
We partner with parents and families to provide tools and strategies to support student learning at home.
We offer students individual opportunities to nurture their talents and open doors to postsecondary institutions and experiences.
Great Minds Virtual is tuition free, and we provide technology funding assistance to students who need it.
We believe that student growth—academic and personal—is rooted in innovation, informed by data, driven by visionary leaders and excellent teachers, and achieved with high-quality curriculum resources that spark joy in learning. We also believe that growth isn’t just for our students, but for their teachers, families, and school as well.
Our academic team supports personalized excellence for all students, partnering with families to ensure social-emotional wellness.
We are redefining teaching and learning best practices in a virtual environment to ensure all students receive the education they want and need.
Our teachers continue to hone their craft through ongoing strategic professional learning.
If you would like to learn more about Great Minds Virtual, please complete the form below to join our mailing list and receive updates.
If you have a rising Grade 6 – 8 student and are interested in enrolling them, please complete the form and we will reach out to answer your questions and share more information.
Choosing the right learning environment can make all the difference for your child’s development, success, and happiness. Where and how our children learn has a lasting impact on how they see themselves and others, how they understand their place in the world, how they build and share knowledge, and so much more. For more information, you can reach us at 202.892.6447 or by email at [email protected].
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Great Minds Virtual is committed to our community and to learning and growth for all.
We promise to bring care, compassion, and curiosity to everything we do.
For more information, you can reach us at 202.892.6447 or by email at [email protected].
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