Global Online Academy

As the only GOA member school in the state of Kentucky, Global Online Academy connects you to a global network of people and resources. Students and teachers come from more than seventy of the best independent schools around the world. Just by taking a GOA class, you will meet and collaborate with people you might never otherwise know.



GOA Mission

GOA’s mission is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.



Global Online Academy is a not-for-profit consortium of 120+ 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, Global Online Academy prepares students for a global future by providing new, modern ways for students to learn and teachers to teach. The schools that are members of Global Online Academy are well known for the strengths of their curricula and the excellence of their teaching.



There are more than 120 high-performing independent schools in the consortium, representing more than 25 countries and more than 30 states. All GOA courses are taught by teachers who are currently teaching at a GOA member school.



At Louisville Collegiate School, students take Global Online Academy (GOA) courses for credit and the course is reflected in the student’s schedule and transcript. GOA allows schools to expand what they offer and help students test their passions in ways typically unavailable on a single campus. The courses are interactive, instructional, and experiential. All GOA courses have asynchronous components (students participate each day on their own schedule) and synchronous components (when students collaborate together or work with their teacher, generally using video conferencing software).


GOA maintains excellence through rigorous teacher training, building on the best practices and values of leading independent schools – and by ensuring classrooms stay at a small size that fosters strong teacher-student relationships and student-to-student collaboration and interaction. CCES faculty members are also a part of the esteemed group of GOA Instructors.


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

Collegiate GOA Site Director


Meghann Scharfenberger
Upper School History Instructor




Learn More about goa


2024-25 GOA Course Catalog

GOA School Profile

GOA School Website