Global Online Academy

In 2014, Columbus Academy entered into a partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA), a not-for-profit consortium of leading independent schools from around the world that offers Columbus Academy students the opportunity to learn alongside peers from around the world.

About Global Online Academy

The mission of Global Online Academy is to replicate in online classrooms the intellectually rigorous programs and excellent teaching that are hallmarks of its member schools; to foster new and effective ways, through best practices in online education, for students to learn; and to promote students’ global awareness and understanding by creating truly diverse, worldwide, online schoolroom communities.

Global Online Academy Member Schools

There are currently 35+ high-performing independent schools in the consortium, representing three continents, four countries, 21 states and the District of Columbia. Some partner schools include Germantown Friends in Philadelphia, Lakeside in Seattle, Punahou in Honolulu, Dalton in New York City, Sidwell Friends in the District of Columbia and international schools in China, Japan, Indonesia and Jordan. All GOA courses are taught by teachers who are currently teaching at a GOA member school.

About Global Online Academy Courses & Teachers

Students take GOA courses for credit at Columbus Academy. GOA course workload and course intensity is equivalent to courses taken on our campus. Unlike many online courses, students are not passive receptors of pre-recorded lectures from their teachers. Instead, students collaborate on challenging and interesting projects with students from around the world. They are also expected to manage their workload and time effectively to support the asynchronous nature of the courses. GOA maintains excellence through rigorous teacher training, building on the best practices and values of leading independent schools - and by ensuring classrooms stay at a small size that fosters strong teacher-student relationships and student-to-student collaboration and interaction.

With Global Online Academy, teachers and students can share their voice on a global stage, improving learning and enabling the pursuit of individual passions.

Interested in Taking a GOA Course?

    • On Site Director <br>Global Online Academy <br>
      Matthew Mele

      On Site Director
      Global Online Academy

    • On Site Director <br>Global Online Academy <br>
      Gwen Nzimiro

      On Site Director
      Global Online Academy

2017-18 Courses Offered

  • 9/11 in a Global Context
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Advanced Topics in Economics
  • Advocacy
  • Applying Philosophy to Modern Global Issues
  • Arabic Language Through Culture
  • Architecture
  • Bioethics
  • Citizen Artist's Studio: From Making to Action
  • Computer Science II: Analyzing Data with Python
  • Computer Science II: Game Design and Development
  • Computer Science II: Java
  • Creative Nonfiction
  • Digital Journalism
  • Digital Photography
  • Energy
  • Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
  • Fiction Writing
  • Filmmaking
  • Game Theory
  • Gender Studies
  • Genocide & Human Rights
  • Global Health
  • Introduction to Investments
  • iOS App Design
  • Japanese Language Through Culture
  • Macroeconomics
  • Microeconomics
  • Medical Problem Solving
  • Music Theory & Digital Composition
  • Neuropsychology
  • Number Theory
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Poetry Writing
  • Positive Psychology
  • Power: Redressing Inequity Through Data
  • Practical Astronomy
  • Social Psychology
  • Water: From Inquiry to Action

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