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Eliot Summer Academy is excited to offer 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.

Summer at GOA provides meaningful learning opportunities for high school students to explore a passion or topic of interest during the summer months. GOA’s summer offerings include 18 of their most popular semester courses, along with two offerings designed as alternative options to year-long high school course requirements – Geometry and Spanish I. The Academic English Accelerator is a new 2021 offering for students who are nearing English proficiency and may need additional support with written and oral communication in their coursework. 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 14 – July 30, 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.

Approval Definitions:

  • NCAA-approved – Approximately 2/3 of GOA courses have been NCAA approved which supports GOA member schools who have college-bound student-athletes who have/are taking GOA courses. Learn more here.
  • UC-approved (University of California-approved) – These courses are approved by the University of California. Read about the approval process here and find answers to FAQs.

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 GOA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC), it offers its summer program students credit for the course and its own 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.

GOA Details

For any questions, please reach out to our GOA Site Contact.