Mrs. Gardner's 9th Grade Update

Remember, this course requires the EOCT to pass the class.

The next deadline is March 28th.

Grades Have Been Updated

Grades for this deadline have been updated. All work that was submitted by Friday, March 14th has been graded. Remember, work can be submitted late until Friday, March 21st. Work submitted from Saturday, March 15th - Monday, March17th will receive a 10% deduction. Each day after that, an extra 10% will be deducted from the grade that is earned on an assignment or quiz. However, a late grade is better than no grade. Just don't let finishing late work keep you from turning in current work on time!

A Note About Accommodations

Many students receive accommodations through GaVS. Please note that these newsletters (and grade update emails) go to all students. Likewise, failing phone calls go out to all students, regardless of accommodations. If you have a due date extension due to accommodations, zeros are entered and your grade replaces the zero when the work is submitted.

EOCT Registration for Private & Home School Students

Registration Dates - March 3-April 4, 2014

Registration Deadline- Friday, April 4, 2014

EOCT Test Date- Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Click EOCT Private School and Home School Student Registration Survey to register for the May 6, 2014 EOCT test. (Remember to log into GaVS google acct to access the survey.)

HOME SCHOOL AND PRIVATE SCHOOL STUDENTS, who are currently enrolled in the AB or B sections of a GaVS course, which by the state of Georgia, requires an End of Course Test (EOCT) must complete the registration survey. Click Here to view a list of EOCT courses.


  • The EOCT is your final exam. If you miss the EOCT test your final grade will not be released.
  • EOCT information will be sent 2 weeks prior to the EOCT test date.
  • EOCT information will be sent to parent and facilitator email addresses.
  • EOCT information will be sent to all students' GaVS email accounts.
  • Address questions to

USA Test Prep - EOCT Assignments

EOCT Worksheet/Quiz assignments have been removed from the course. All that is required for 9th AB and 9th B courses is to take the EOCT Practice Test on the USA Test Prep website. Directions for taking each of these tests is located on the last page of each 9th Lit Unit. Be sure that you create an account before you try to take the test.

Class Announcements


Students & Parents,

Be sure to include your full name and the course you are enrolled in when you email me or leave voice messages. Also, if you are asking me questions about assignments, quizzes, etc., please be specific about the question (include as many details as possible).

Adobe Connect Sessions

My weekly Adobe sessions are held on Mondays at 6:00 PM. Use the link on our homepage, in the Course Information section.

Teacher of the Year Nominations

Nominate the 2014 Georgia Virtual School Teacher of the Year

Each year, Georgia Virtual School recognizes one teacher who has excelled in his or her commitment and contribution to our students, school, and online education.

Students, parents, facilitators, teachers and staff will nominate for the ToTY between March 1 and March 31.

If you believe that you know a teacher who should be recognized as Teacher of the Year, please complete the nomination form by clicking this link.

The GaVS Teacher of the Year will be announced at the Summer 2014 Professional Learning Symposium.

Thanks for your time!

Need Help?

Student Help & Resources

Your course home page has two course navigation videos, located at the top of the page. These include demonstrations of how to do various things in your course. You can also use the "Help" icon (on the top of your page). Click on the "FAQ" link on the left side of the help menu to find video demonstrations of tasks like: submitting dropbox assignments, completing quizzes, and participating in discussions. Please contact me if you have questions.

Parent Auditor Accounts

Parents, you can connect your account to your student's account. This will allow you to keep track of grades, assignments submitted, login history, and much more. Please click on the following links to learn more about creating and using this account.

Contact Me

Mrs. Kelly Gardner, M.Ed.

English Instructor, Master Teacher

ELA Teacher Mentor

Teacher of the Year Finalist (2012 & 2013)