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Global Online Academy

Bolles is excited to offer an opportunity for students to take online courses over the summer through Global Online Academy. 

Throughout the 2017-18 school year, a committee made up of administrators and faculty has explored the many options available for online learning.  We are particularly excited by the Global Online Academy.  GOA’s mission “to replicate in online classrooms the intellectually rigorous programs and excellent teaching that are hallmarks of its member schools; to foster new and effective ways, through best practices in online education, for students to learn; and to promote students’ global awareness and understanding by creating truly diverse, worldwide, online schoolroom communities” matches very well with the Bolles mission. 

As described by GOA:

“These summer online courses encourage students entering grades 9-12 to pursue their passions and connect with classmates and a teacher from many different schools, all while not being tied to a single location. Designed to cover the same material and be as rigorous as our semester and yearlong courses, GOA summer courses are teacher-paced, mostly asynchronous online courses that focus on students applying course concepts to relevant, real world issues. Students should anticipate a significant amount of active learning: conducting interviews, engaging their location and community, doing research, and collaborating on projects. While these courses are online, students do not spend all of their work time looking at a computer.”

While the summer courses are more limited than their academic year offerings, there are some interesting topics! 

Students can choose from:
              Computer Science I: Computational Thinking
              Computer Science II: Java
              Fiction Writing
              Introduction to Investments
              Introduction to Psychology
              Medical Problem Solving I

Information about Summer@GOA requirements and payment are available on the GOA website here. Tuition is $1000 per student per course, as we are a non-member school.

If a Global Online Academy experience is of interest to your child, please give me a call or email me. I  will be interested to hear of Bolles student experiences at GOA!

Moya Marks
Head of Upper School, San Jose Campus