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Admissions Info, Distance Learning & Coronavirus Response

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New this summer, Eliot Summer Academy is offering additional courses through Global Online Academy (GOA). GOA’s Mission is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally-networked society.

Global Online Academy courses are filling up quickly, and waitlists are being formed! If registered after June 4, you will be contacted by Global Online Academy or Eliot Summer Academy regarding the status of your enrollment.

Summer at Global Online Academy provides meaningful learning opportunities for high school students to explore a passion or topic of interest during the summer months. As GOA summer offerings are condensed versions of their semester courses, students should expect a 10-12 hour per week commitment, with an expectation of 15-20 hours per week for both Geometry and Spanish I. The summer term runs from June 15 – July 31, a 7-week intensive format taught by expert educators who are experienced and deeply skilled in teaching and supporting students both in-person and online.

*Note that the courses offered in this partnership are not granted MICDS credit and will not appear on an MICDS transcript. GOA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC) and independently provides credit for the course and an official transcript through the program.

GOA Course Catalog for Upper Schoolers

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Online learning at GOA focuses on relevant topics and ideas while providing hands-on coursework and opportunities for collaboration. Designed as highly interactive, GOA courses are predominantly asynchronous, so students have the flexibility to work at their own pace and time, with regular feedback and guidance from their teachers. The frequent use of online discussion tools and scheduled video conferencing allows students to build relationships and share experiences with peers and teachers around the world.

As Global Online Academy is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), it offers its summer program students credit for the course and an official transcript following completion. GOA Summer Program faculty uses the Canvas Learning Management system, providing students with real-time access to feedback and communication on their work. Grade reports from teachers are delivered to students and families at the midterm and end-of-term, and regular communication is shared throughout the course.

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