Global Online Academy (GOA)

About Global Online Academy

Columbus Academy is a member school of Global Online Academy (GOA), a not-for-profit consortium of 85+ independent schools from around the world. Started by a group of independent schools looking to bring the benefits of online learning to their teachers and students, GOA prepares students for a global future by providing new, modern ways for students to learn and teachers to teach. 

The mission of Global Online Academy is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society; to deepen learning through courses that equip students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful in high school, college, career, and life. GOA teachers think differently about how they design student learning experiences and learn from working with educational leaders to ensure they have the strategies and tools to lead innovation and change. 

Our 2019-20 Global Online Academy Members



Global Online Academy Member Schools

Columbus Academy is proud to be one of more than 85 high-performing independent schools in the GOA consortium, which currently spans four continents, more than 15 countries, and more than 25 states. Some other partner schools include Germantown Friends in Philadelphia, Lakeside in Seattle, Punahou in Honolulu, The Dalton School in New York, Sidwell Friends in Washington D.C. and international schools in China, Japan, India and Jordan. All GOA courses are taught by experienced faculty who are currently teaching at GOA member schools that are well known for the strengths of their curricula and the excellence of their teaching. 

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Global Online Academy Courses & Teachers

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With Global Online Academy, teachers and students can share their voice on a global stage, improving learning and enabling the pursuit of individual passions.

2019-20 Courses Offered

GOA Course Descriptions

9/11 in a Global Context
Abnormal Psychology
Applying Philosophy to Global Issues
Arabic Language Through Culture I, II & III
Business Problem Solving
Chinese Language Through Culture I
Climate Change and Global Inequality
Creative Nonfiction Writing
Computer Science I: Computational Thinking
Computer Science II: Analyzing Data with Python
Computer Science II: Game Design and Development
Computer Science II: Java
Digital Photography
Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
Fiction Writing
Game Theory
Gender Studies
Genocide and Human Rights
Global Health
Graphic Design
International Relations
Introduction to Investments
Introduction to Legal Thinking
Introduction to Psychology
iOS App Design
Japanese Language Through Culture I, II & III
Linear Algebra
Medical Problem Solving I & II
Multivariable Calculus
Number Theory
Poetry Writing
Positive Psychology
Prisons and the Criminal Law
Problem Solving with Engineering and Design
Race and Society
Social Psychology