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We offer an extensive range of academic opportunities for Pre K-12, designed to meet the needs of every student while inspiring excellence in every learner in supportive learning environments. Our elementary schools, junior highs, and high schools, all deliver academic excellence with a wide variety of programs, high-quality certified teachers, and a commitment to inspiring excellence in every learner every day.

Class Models

Synchronous Classes

Synchronous classes are "Teacher-paced," meaning that the teacher controls how fast the entire class moves through the course. There will be scheduled, required, virtual class sessions, small group meetings, and opportunities for individual support.

  • For full-time 7th through 9th grade Global Academy students, English and Math classes are taught using the synchronous, teacher-led format.

In a synchronous class:

  • All students in the class move at the same pace throughout the course
  • There are scheduled live virtual lessons via Webex and lessons assigned weekly
  • Outside of the live lessons, the teacher is available for small group or individual assistance
  • Classes begin at the start of each semester and last for a full semester (18 weeks, including holidays and school breaks)

Asynchronous Classes

Asynchronous classes are student-paced, meaning the student decides how quickly to move through the course. In this model, the teacher is available if the student has questions about the course and to grade assignments that are submitted.

  • GPS Global Academy offers asynchronous courses to all 7th through 12th grade students.
    • 7th - 9th grade full-time students will take asynchronous science, social studies, and elective classes.
    • Full-time 10th - 12th grade students, as well as all concurrently-enrolled students, will take all of their subjects in the asynchronous format.

In an asynchronous class:

  • Students move at their own pace throughout the course, maintaining a pace of 5 hours per week per course
  • There are no scheduled live virtual lessons
  • The teacher's role is to grade, provide feedback, and be available if a student needs assistance
  • Classes can be scheduled at any time and last for 18 weeks maximum. The 18-weeks includes holidays and school breaks (such as Fall, Winter, and Spring Breaks), so students should plan accordingly.