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.
I took a GOA class because it offered a course that consisted in one of my passions and favorite academic subjects: philosophy, a course that is not available in our school and rarely at any other schools. I am extremely satisfied with everything I learned, which has helped me grow as a student and a thinker. I would recommend GOA particularly on the basis that it offers material that one cannot academically immerse themselves into in a typical school. If someone is curious about a topic or thinks they might want a job in a certain field, a GOA course offers an experience where one can determine if spending time thinking about and applying that topic is truly enjoyable and worth their time later on in life, even if not in the same context. Ultimately, it can help form their intellectual identity. -Tyler Baughcome