The GPS, or Guided Personal Study, is a teacher-directed independent study. Unlike the COMPASS project, the GPS is developed by a teacher. Students can choose to take a GPS if they are interested in a subject that isn't currently offered, or if they would like to follow a class but are unable to fit it in their schedule. Online classes through VTVLC are also considered GPS courses.
Students need to meet with the teacher they'd like to work with to plan their GPS before the beginning of the semester. The student and teacher will agree on a meeting schedule and method for communicating assignments and materials. The student is responsible for independently staying on top of their work.