Global Online Academy
Today, most corporations have overseas divisions, so one needs to be culturally competent with the ability to communicate across time zones. Students get a taste of that world when they work in teams across continents through GOA." –Ragini Narasimhan, UPrep Science Teacher and GOA Advisor
UPrep partners with Global Online Academy, a consortium of over 150 leading independent schools across 31 states and 27 different countries, to offer our Upper School students a collaborative, cross-cultural, transdisciplinary learning experience with peer institutions around the world.
Faculty members from GOA schools (including UPrep) develop and teach the courses, which emphasize contemporary topics, project-based learning, and frequent communication with the teacher. A key component of GOA is acquiring the modern competencies required of students in an increasingly complex, networked society.
GOA's global network provides UPrep students with the opportunity to collaborate with and learn from the perspectives of other students that do not share their physical location while pursuing their passions, developing skills, and preparing for college and career.
Through taking three GOA classes, I gained time management skills and learned how to organize my work. This will be helpful in college, where the majority of work is done outside of lectures.” –Upper School student
Our partnership with GOA allows us to expand what we can offer to our students, encouraging new interests and feeding their passion for learning through the diversity possible in a global, online environment.