Our creative, flexible approach and emphasis on peace, justice, diversity, and sustainability set us apart from any other online school.
As anyone undertaking an educational endeavor knows, it is a labor of love. It is also a lot of work! To create a full program – including teachers, curriculum in a wide range of subjects, record-keeping procedures, etc. – can take many years. The need to get up and running outpaces the time it takes to get everything in place. Children are suffering in schools that are not able to meet their needs, and parents are anxious to find a better alternative.
Global Village School can provide people with the vision, passion, and courage to start an educational venture with curriculum support, official school records, certificates of completion (K-8) and, in certain cases, transcripts (9-12).
Global Village School (GVS) has invested a substantial amount of time and resources into creating a strong infrastructure, which includes a K-8 curriculum, a full high school curriculum, and a group of dedicated, conscientious, and compassionate teachers. Knowing the challenges involved in getting the doors open and keeping them open, the team at Global Village is excited to be able to offer its resources to new educational programs, and homeschool co-ops.
How it Works
Just as Global Village School individualizes curriculum for its students, it also works with each individual partner in a different way. For example, a school in the Dominican Republic had a full academic program, but was very interested in GVS's “Intro to Peace and Diversity Studies” course. As they did not have any instructors on site who could teach it, partnering with Global Village enabled them to offer a valuable learning experience to their students in an affordable way.
A number of homeschool co-ops use our curriculum, and several enroll their students in Global Village as well. Our long-time partner, Outside Now Nature Academy (formerly called Full Circle Teen School), has a wonderful cultural mentoring and outdoor education model. They partner with GVS for certificates and record-keeping. You can hear more about the Full Circle/Outside Now-Global Village School partnership in the video to the left.
Partnering with Global Village School can occur in several ways. Using the GVS curriculum allows a high school program or homeschooling group to immediately present a much wider range of course offerings, rather than having to create each course from scratch. Having Global Village School teachers work with some of their students* gives our partners much greater curriculum flexibility. Rather than limiting course offerings to those which the majority of the students want or need to take, through GVS a new program can offer many additional courses, even if only one or two students want to take them.
If You Would Like to Become a Partner
Next application period for K-8 partners: January 6th - March 31, 2021
We are not currently accepting partnership applications for high school.
Our partners share a strong commitment to alternative education and reflect our emphasis on peace, justice, diversity and sustainability in their curriculum. Is your program a match with our philosophy?
Contact us if you would like to receive our partner program information sheet and learn more about what partnering entails—the types of services we provide along with associated fees. Once in contact with our partner program coordinator, you can begin the partnership application process and submit the application form along with the $150 application fee.
Thank you for your interest. We look forward to partnering with you as we continue in our mission of educating for a better world, one person at a time.
* Significant on-site support is needed for students utilizing GVS teacher support. Our teachers work with partner program students in the same way that they work with GVS homeschooled students, therefore, the on-site partner staff fills the role of homeschool parent: reviewing work, providing assistance, ensuring that students stay “on track,” and so on.
To Learn More
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We hope you enjoy exploring the wealth of information we've shared about the Global Village School homeschooling program.
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