Student Program

Summer Courses

Summer online courses for high school students

Summer Term 2019 is now CLOSED. Check back in December for Summer 2020 offerings!

Small, engaging online courses

Each of our online summer high school classes is capped at 20 students, guided by an expert teacher from a GOA member school. Students come from many different schools and share a passion for the subject. They build relationships with teachers and classmates through frequent, mostly asynchronous discussions and collaboration.

Online Classes for International Students

Global online learning that matters

At GOA, online learning is not about video-watching and quiz-taking. Learning at GOA is about relevant, hands-on ideas and coursework. Students log in multiple times a week to join discussions, work together on projects, and design their own ways to show their learning.

online high school courses for high school students

Summer Classes 2019

Summer Term 2019 is now CLOSED. Check back in December for Summer 2020 course offerings!

GOA is offering ten of its most popular semester classes in an intensive 7-week format. These courses cover a semester's worth of material and expect a 10-12 hour per week commitment from students. Our summer term runs from June 17-August 2, 2019.

Explore our online high school summer courses:

GOA Summer Course FAQ's

Why should I take an online course this summer?

GOA courses are designed to be passion-driven learning experiences. We want students to learn deeply about a topic they care about in an environment that's flexible, supportive, and interactive. Taking an online course allows you to learn on your own schedule, building GOA course time around other summer experiences.

Are GOA Summer Courses offered for credit?

GOA is accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and will deliver an official transcript to students from non-member schools who complete the course. Students from member schools might be eligible for credit from their schools for summer GOA courses: they should check with their GOA site director.

What is the time commitment of taking a GOA summer course?

These 7-week courses are intensive. They cover a semester's worth of material and expect a 10-12 hour per week commitment from students. While GOA courses are mostly asynchronous and thus allow for flexibility in schedule, students should plan on logging in to their GOA course multiple times a week to check in, participate in discussions, and share their work. Teachers offer opportunities to connect synchronously via video call on a weekly basis.

Who are GOA Summer Course teachers?

All GOA teachers are also teachers at one of our Member Schools. They are experienced online and in-person educators who have been trained by GOA and are deeply skilled in teaching and supporting students.

How are students graded in a GOA summer course?

GOA uses the Canvas Learning Management system, which maintains an open gradebook, meaning students have real-time access to their work and feedback. GOA will deliver a midterm (July) and end-of-term (August) narrative grade report, written by the teacher, to students and families.

How much does a GOA summer course cost?

$750 per enrollment for students from member schools. $1000 per enrollment for students from non-member schools. GOA offers a 50% course refund for all drops that happen by June 24.

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