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Global Online Academy

The Bishop’s School is a member of Global Online Academy, a consortium of more than 120 high-performing independent schools representing more than 25 countries and more than 30 states. Global Online Academy's (GOA) mission is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. 

GOA courses are taught online at a high level by faculty from peer schools in the consortium. The rich course offerings greatly enhance opportunities to learn and explore a variety of topics. Review the course catalog for a complete list of offerings.

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How it Works

In a typical week, students commit five to seven hours to a GOA course and log in five to seven times to interact with their teacher and peers. Teachers design and publish coursework and calendars, and students can, within that framework, work on their own schedules. All student work is submitted and assessed in their Learning Management System. In addition, students communicate frequently with teachers and peers via tools like email, chat and video call. Students can expect to connect synchronously with teachers and classmates via video on a weekly or biweekly basis. Sections of GOA courses are limited to 20 students. Learn more about the GOA experience

Key Benefits

  • Students partake in cross-cultural, global discussions, generating insights that they then bring back to their brick-and-mortar classrooms.
  • Students learn to share their local and personal perspectives on global issues with students from all over the world and are exposed to perspectives from their classmates that they otherwise wouldn’t encounter.
  • Students learn how to communicate and collaborate with people who aren’t in close proximity.
  • GOA uniquely prepares students for what they will encounter in college and the workforce.

The GOA Student Experience

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