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Global Online Academy

GOA's mission is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.
In 2014, Christ Church Episcopal School (CCES) entered into a partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA). GOA is a not-for-profit consortium of leading independent schools from around the world. GOA offers CCES students the opportunity to learn alongside peers from around the world. GOA courses further enrich the CCES experience by helping students test their passions in ways typically unavailable on a single campus.
“Global Online Academy is truly an amazing opportunity that has joined the list of wonderful course opportunities that a CCES education provides. The online learning platform allows students to pursue a wide range of courses from Bioethics to Architecture and anywhere in between. My course in architecture forced me to step outside of my comfort zone and apply myself in ways that I had never been able to prior to taking a GOA course. Collaborating with a global community allows a CCES student to carry with them the core principles of the school to explore and discover topics and ideas that are rarely found in the average classroom”. 
 
- Porter Brown '20

About Global Online Academy

The mission of GOA is to to provide a positive, interactive, and academically rigorous environment for students to learn. GOA offers online courses that connect students to topics they care about, and offer a network that connects those students to peers as passionate as they are.

Global Online Academy Member Schools

There are currently 64 high-performing independent schools in the consortium, representing 
12 different countries and 30 different U.S. States. All GOA courses are taught by teachers who are currently teaching at a GOA member school.



About Global Online Academy's Courses and Teachers

Students take GOA courses for credit at CCES. 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.

First semester courses for the 2018-19 school year include, Medical Problem Solving, Introduction to Investments, Social Psychology, and Applying Philosophy to Global Issues. Semester II courses include Music Theory & Digital Composition, Architecture, Medical Problem Solving, Entrepreneurship in a Global Context, Computer Science I: Computational Thinking, Advocacy, Computer Science II: Game Design and Development, Bioethics and Abnormal Psychology. Students also have the option to take a year-long course for the 2018-19 school year, Arabic Language through Culture. 

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. One CCES faculty member is part of the esteemed group of GOA Instructors in 2018-19, offering courses in Introduction to Bioethics and Medical Problem Solving.

With Global Online Academy, teachers and students can share their voice on a global stage, improving learning and enabling the pursuit of individual passions.
 
Contact CCES GOA Site Director: Paulette Unger, 864.299.1522 x1251 or at ungerp@cces.org.

CCES Site Director

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  • Paulette Unger 

    Upper School Science Teacher
    864-299-1522 ext. 1251
A CCES education prepares students to think deeply, act responsibly, live vigorously, believe faithfully, lead resolutely, and create imaginatively.