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.



Global Online Academy is a not-for-profit consortium of 70+ 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. Collegiate faculty participate in teaching GOA courses.


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 Courses Offered at Louisville Collegiate School 2021-22:

Art, Media & Design
Creative Non-Fiction
Digital Journalism I
Digital Photography
Fiction Writing
Graphic Design
Music Theory & Digital Composition
Poetry Writing
Citizen Artist’s Studio: From Making to Action
Computer Science II: Game Design and Development


Science and Health
Abnormal Psychology
Global Health
Introduction to Psychology
Medical Problem Solving I
Medical Problem Solving II
Organic Chemistry
Practical Astronomy
Positive Psychology
Social Psychology
Water: From Inquiry to Action


World Languages
Arabic I: Language Through Culture
Arabic II: Language through Culture
Japanese I: Language Through Culture
Japanese II: Language through Culture

Social Studies
9/11 in a Global Context
Applying Philosophy to Modern Global Issues
Advanced Topics in Economics
Comparative Politics
Gender Studies
Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
Genocide and Human Rights
Intro to Investments
Power: Redressing Inequity with Data
Water: From Inquiry to Action


Mathematics and Technology
Computer Science I: Computational Thinking
Computer Science II: Intro to Java
Computer Science II: Analyzing Data with Python
Game Theory
iOS App Design
Linear Algebra
Number Theory
Computer Science II: Game Design and Development
Multivariable Calculus


Learning Studios
Advanced Topics in Economics
Entrepreneurship in a Global Context
Power: Redressing Inequity with Data
Water: From Inquiry to Action
Citizen Artist’s Studio: From Making to Action
Positive Psychology
Social Psychology