Global Online Academy
In 2014, Episcopal Academy entered into a partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA).
GOA is not-for-profit consortium of leading independent schools from around the world.
GOA offers EA the opportunity to learn alongside peers from around the world.
GOA courses allow EA to expand what we offer, and help students test their passions in ways typically unavailable on a single campus.
- Head of Upper School Mike Letts
About Global Online Academy
The mission of Global Online Academy is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.
Global Online Academy Member Schools
There are more than 70 high-performing independent schools in the consortium, representing four continents, four countries and more than 20 states. A few partner schools include Sidwell Friends School in Washington; International School of Beijing in China; The Blake School in Minneapolis; The Dalton School in New York; King's Academy in Jordan; and Albuquerque Academy in New Mexico. All GOA courses are taught by teachers who are currently teaching at a GOA member school.
Global Online Academy Courses & Teachers
Students take GOA courses for credit at EA. GOA course workload and course intensity is equivalent to courses taken on our campus. Unlike many online courses, students are not passive receptors of prerecorded 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.
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. With Global Online Academy, teachers and students can share their voice on a global stage, improving learning and enabling the pursuit of individual passions.
Interested in learning more about GOA at EA?
Contact Dr. Adam Lavallee at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Arabic: Language Through Culture (Levels 1-3)
- Japanese 1: Language Through Culture (Levels 1 & 2)
Semester 1 (September 2019)
- Social Psychology
- Advanced Topics in Economics
- Creative Non-Fiction
- Intro to Investments
- Intro to Legal Thinking
- International Relations
- Medical Problem Solving
- Number Theory
Semester 2 (January 2020)
- Abnormal Psychology
- Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
- Gender Studies
- Medical Problem Solving 2
- Computer Programming 2: Analyzing Data Through Python