Our creative, flexible approach and emphasis on peace, justice, diversity, and sustainability set us apart from any other online school.
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Enrollment in Global Village School
What sets Global Village apart from other schools? Our personalized, flexible approach and our emphasis on social justice and sustainability education:
Year-round enrollment: We have students in many different states and countries and are a year-round school, so you can enroll anytime and from anywhere you wish.
Teachers: Enrolled students receive teacher support from qualified and supportive instructors. Since families have differing levels of confidence and expertise, we offer different levels of teacher support (tuition). See our K-8 and High School Enrollment pages for more detail. Please note that, whichever option you choose, parent involvement is essential.
Official records will be produced and kept for each student, including written evaluations, a yearly transcript, and a diploma upon high school graduation.
Connection: You and your children will be part of a supportive community of Global Village School staff, teachers, parents, and students. Our parents can meet up with each other live each month in a discussion facilitated by GVS educators.
"We have fun, we laugh and we learn more than the local public school children do. Instead of sitting in a row and confined in a classroom we travel places, see things and experience life. It is fantastic."
Joseph, K-8 parent
What to expect during the enrollment process
- Contact Global Village School. Please tell us a bit about your family and your child's education experiences along with your enrollment preferences in terms of level of teacher support (tuition) and most recently completed grade level. If you are more comfortable speaking with someone by phone to initiate the enrollment process or ask questions, please call us at 805-646-9792.
- Enrollment forms: After you have contacted GVS, a staff member will send you enrollment forms. You'll fill out our enrollment form hosted by Google forms and your child (HS) or you and your child (K-8) will complete the student questionnaire. Both forms must be submitted before we can proceed with an enrollment.
- Choosing Enrollment options: If you don't already know the path you're heading down, our office staff can help guide you in the right direction.
You will receive a shipping notification (if applicable) and teacher assignment notification via email.
"A plan to fulfill school requirements is discussed along with opportunities to study areas of talent and interests while incorporating life-learning...GVS advisors and teachers give ongoing guidance to families and students about how to integrate their personal interests into their education, and how to meet their personal needs through or alongside their education."
Western Association of Schools & Colleges, Initial Accreditation Visit Report, 2017
How long does it take?***
While we want to move everyone through the enrollment process as quickly as possible, we also want to make sure we cover each step thoroughly and end up with the best path forward for your family. It's a detailed process, and chances are we are moving through it with other families concurrently. Enrollment processing done right takes time.
There are things you can do to keep things on track:
Please note that we are a selective admissions program - applicants go through a review process and are not automatically enrolled simply by virtue of applying or speaking to an enrollment advisor.
***Please see our status page for the most up-to-date information about processing time and enrollment openings.
Learn more about Global Village School's accredited distance learning program
We hope you enjoy exploring the wealth of information we've shared about the Global Village School homeschooling program.
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Celebrating Diversity: We believe that every student has the right to receive an education in a safe, supportive environment. We welcome people regardless of race, color, creed, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, age, sex, gender, or disability. We celebrate the richness and diversity of our world and invite you to do the same.
Global Village School® is a project of Community Partners, a non-profit organization.