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.
In its initiative to promote global awareness and develop 21st century learning skills, the GOA provides extensive, top quality online courses taught by some of the world's finest teachers. By utilizing technology in the classroom, students at member schools learn to communicate on a global scale while enhancing their creativity and versatility.
The GOA also 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 aims at creating an expansive network of international schools to contribute to this unique global learning experience. Since its launch in September of 2011, over 60 new independent schools from around the world have joined the GOA. Schools in Canada, China, Germany, Guatemala, India, Indonesia, Japan, Mexico, Singapore and Slovakia join King's as non-American members.