K-12 Standards & Instruction

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Instruction in Virginia's public schools is guided by the Standards of Learning (SOL). The standards describe the commonwealth's expectations for student learning and achievement in grades K-12 in the following subjects:

The Commonwealth and its public schools also provide specialized instruction and programs for the following:

  • Gifted students
  • Students with disabilities
  • English language learners
  • Children in schools serving economically disadvantaged communities.

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