George Voinovich High School builds strong relationships by providing access to a high-quality education for students. It is the vision that George Voinovich High School students will graduate, attend a trade school, 2 or 4 year college, and access opportunity; creating a positive future for themselves and their families and return to their local communities to positively affect change.
• Everyone deserves a chance at receiving a first class education ;
• Everyone deserves a chance to become all s/he can be;
• Everyone learns at different rates and students should have educational choices that provide for each student’s individual needs and learning pace.
A high school diploma will not only benefit those young adults who take advantage of the opportunities it offers, but through the rippling effect that the graduate him/herself will have over time will also benefit the community as a whole.
Mr. Brian Hessey
GVHS Head of School
Mr. Brian Hessey
GVHS Head of School
Mr. Hessey graduated from The Ohio State University with a Bachelors in Comprehensive Social Studies / Secondary Education and received his Masters in Educational Administration from Ashland University. Mr. Hessey has served in education 32 years; 22 years as a teacher, 2 years as Assistant Principal, 1 year as Director of Special Education and 7 years as Principal. He has worked with at risk youth most of his career and looks forward to continuing to do so at George Voinovich High School.
Why Should Your Student come to George Voinovich High School?
- Tuition free!
- AdvanEd accredited
- Low student to teacher ratios
- Credit Recovery program
- A focus on individualized instruction
- Highly qualified OH certified teachers
- School loaned Chromebooks
- Curriculum aligned with state standards
- Work/volunteer credit available
A High School Option for all
George Voinovich High School is an alternative high school for students ages 16 to 21 who have experienced difficulty in a traditional high school setting. It is tuition free and we help them successfully earn that coveted high school diploma. We are here to help you succeed!
George Voinovich High School is a student-centered organization delivering excellence in education. Our team is committed to our students, our communities, and each other. We believe that our cohesion and morale help us to achieve excellence in our school. Our commitment to our students and our dedication to impacting their education through innovative methods makes us unique.
At George Voinovich High School, we believe the following:
- Every student deserves an environment that enables them to achieve to their potential
- We respect our work and each other
- We use data to inform our decisions and measure our success
This mission will be served by providing the school’s students with an individualized and self-paced program set in a flexible scheduling environment that is responsive to its students’ needs, and by providing an educational experience that leads to a high school diploma (not a GED) and post-secondary success. George Voinovich High School will provide a comprehensive, positive educational experience that will impart to each student the knowledge, desire, and confidence needed to succeed in reaching his/her goals. The School will strive to motivate, teach, and guide each student through his/her educational growth and development. This will be accomplished by emphasizing the development of both cognitive and social skills. George Voinovich High School offers a safe, secure, clean environment, and researched field-tested educational programs which have proven very successful in educating at-risk students. The program provides the opportunity for parent involvement and community engagement.