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Credit Flexibility

Credit Flexibility

“Over the next decade, the most vibrant innovations in education will take place outside traditional institutions.”
2020 Forecast -KnowledgeWorks, IFF Institute for the Future

GSVA is at the forefront of the national effort to develop flexible learning opportunities for teenage students to earn core academic credit outside of their schools. As leaders in teaching creativity to all children, GSVA believes that we have a special responsibility to set a high standard of quality for innovative education opportunities such as credit flexibility. To this end, we have pioneered real-life applications of Ohio Senate Bill 311’s mandate that schools allow students to earn core credit beyond the walls of their school. Through GSVA’s Journey Program, teens earn the fine arts credit they need to graduate from high school.

Our credit flex model is available to all school districts working with GSVA and is featured by the Ohio Department of Education as one of Ohio’s “Local Education Innovators.”

GSVA is currently offering its Teen Journey program for credit two ways.

  1. Students in central Ohio can enroll in Teen Journey at the GSVA location in Granville. (See the class schedule.)
  2. Your school district or art organization can purchase the Teen Journey curriculum, assessment guides (including rubrics) and training license. This opportunity brings Teen Journey credit flex options to your community no matter where you are located in the U.S.  For more information contact: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


"The collaboration between Granville Schools and GSVA is a pioneering effort to allow students to earn credit outside of GHS walls."

-Ryan Bernath, Principal, Granville High School


"GSVA's credit flexibility program responds to the Governor's emphasis on personalizing education and recent Ohio legislation requiring course options and flexible pathways for students to learn, pursue their interests and accumulate credit."

-Nancy Pistone, Ohio Department of Education

*Subject to your state and local laws and policies governing high school credit.

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GSVA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization collaborating with top artists and designers to bring breakthrough creative education experiences to Central Ohio.