Global Online Academy
GOA's mission is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.
We are proud members of GOA, whose programs offer our students a way to pursue their passions, learn with peers from around the globe, and acquire and practice modern learning skills that will serve them well in college, career, and life.
GOA courses are our courses, taught by experienced faculty from renowned peer schools all over the world. This is a new kind of online class where relationships and connections drive students to share their perspectives and learn from those of others.
Our faculty also participate in GOA's world-renowned professional learning programs as they seek to continuously improve their practice as modern educators.
GOA is what happens when inspired teachers, innovative designers, and ambitious students adapt today's classroom to tomorrow's world. GOA is education, unbound.
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GOA is an opportunity for me to learn about topics that I choose for myself. It is also a global classroom where you really get to work hands-on with people from all over the world.
Banah Khamis '20
King's Academy and GOA
In 2011, King's Academy joined a consortium of leading independent schools across America as the founding members of the Global Online Academy (GOA). Of the 10 institutions to launch the GOA, King's is the only international member. Spanning the United States, the remaining nine schools include Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico, Catlin Gabel School in Oregon, Cranbrook Schools in Michigan, The Dalton School in New York, Germantown Friends School in Pennsylvania, Head-Royce School in California, Lakeside School in Washington, Punahou School in Hawaii, and Sidwell Friends School in Washington, DC.
The GOA seeks to create a platform for students of diverse backgrounds to interact with one another as they explore and engage in global issues. By maintaining a mutual respect while working together collectively, students at member schools are given the opportunity to pursue topics they are passionate about while learning responsibility and independence.
As the program continues to evolve, it is creating an ever-expanding network of international schools to contribute to this unique global learning experience. Since its founding in September of 2011, hundreds of independent schools from around the world have joined GOA.