K-12 Standards & Instruction
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:
- History and Social Science
- Fine Arts
- Foreign Language
- Health and Physical Education
- Driver Education
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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