Student Program

Summer Courses for High School Students

Explore, Engage, Excel with GOA this Summer

Registration for Summer 2024 is closed. Stay tuned for information about Summer 2025.

Empower your student to explore college and career pathways, gain global perspectives, and earn valuable school credits, all through a flexible, engaging summer program. In the company of curious, globally-connected peers, students learn in an enriching, collaborative learning environment. Concluding with a GOA transcript, students have the opportunity to get ahead, earning semester or yearlong credit, setting a solid foundation for their academic journey ahead.

Benefits of GOA Summer Courses

  • Explore a topic of interest
  • Develop relevant skills
  • Prepare for college and beyond
  • Connect with peers from around the world
  • Create authentic artifacts of learning that can be shared in the college admissions process

Summer Courses

Summer 2024: Monday, June 17 - Friday, August 2

Summer 2024 will run from Monday, June 17 to Friday, August 2, offering over 20 of GOA's most popular semester courses in an intensive seven-week format for all high school students. Accredited by the New England Association of Schools and Colleges and by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, GOA provides an official transcript after course completion, which may be eligible for school credit at students’ home schools. Download the summer course catalog here.

Most of these summer courses cover a semester's worth of material and expect a 10-12 hour per week commitment from students. For Algebra I, Geometry, or Precalculus, which are designed to replace yearlong high school courses, students should expect to dedicate 15-20 hours per week.

GOA courses are primarily asynchronous, meaning that students do not need to attend pre-determined class meeting times. Instead, teachers design and publish coursework and calendars, and students can, within that framework, work on their own schedules. See more about the summer course schedule in the FAQs below.

The cost of most GOA summer courses is $800 per enrollment for students from member schools and $1,200 per enrollment for students from non-member schools. Algebra I, Geometry, and Precalculus are more intensive than our other summer courses and cost $1,100 for students from member schools and $1,400 for students from non-member schools. The College Essay Workshop, a two-week program designed to assist students in crafting their college application essays, costs $250 for students from member schools and $350 for students from non-member schools.

Required and recommended course materials can be found here.

Registration for Summer 2024 is closed.

Stay tuned for information about Summer 2025.

Join students from a diverse range of schools (and more)

  • I took the Pre­cal­cu­lus sum­mer course in the Sum­mer of 2023…It pre­pared me above and beyond for the con­cepts I am now learn­ing in Cal­cu­lus 1 (aka Cal­cu­lus AB) as a junior. I’ve tak­en GOA cours­es before, but it was my first Sum­mer one, mean­ing the learn­ing was more con­densed and fast-paced. Even then, I felt the teacher was very in tune with our needs, com­mu­ni­cat­ing con­stant­ly, mak­ing adjust­ments as nec­es­sary, and pac­ing the class very well.” Galia Student, University Prep
  • Social psy­chol­o­gy was the sec­ond GOA course that I com­plet­ed. It was super fun and I loved learn­ing about dif­fer­ent con­cepts that my school did­n’t offer. Get­ting to know oth­er peo­ple’s per­spec­tive from dif­fer­ent parts of the world was super inter­est­ing and helped to broad­en my learn­ing. Not only did I get to learn the the­o­ry of social psy­chol­o­gy but I was able to apply my knowl­edge in my real life which was super cool. Over­all this was an amaz­ing course and I learned so much content!” Hwee-Lin Student, St Michaels Collegiate
  • My daugh­ter loved her GOA class. She found it to be very rig­or­ous, which was exact­ly what she was hop­ing for in this class. Her teacher was in a dif­fer­ent coun­try and class­mates were around the world. To learn from and col­lab­o­rate with peo­ple from all over the world was an amaz­ing experience.” Erin O'Neill Parent

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