As a founding member of the 全球在线学院 (GOA), Head-Royce has offered interdisciplinary online courses to 上学校 students since 2011. Students who enroll in GOA classes collaborate with peers from a range of independent schools, from Catlin Gabel and Dalton to the American School in Japan and King’s Academy in Jordan.
GOA allows us to expand the 上学校 course catalog to include the languages Arabic and Japanese, and more specialized classes like Architecture, 生物伦理学, and Positive Psychology. Many classes are interdisciplinary, 比如全球健康, 9/11 in a Global Context, and Prisons and Criminal Law. The courses are all taught by faculty affiliated with member schools, and independent schools with similar academic standards as Head-Royce, and each course is capped at 18 students.
GOA’s annual Catalyst Conference is a public, online exhibition of student research, focused on social justice and advocacy. In 2020, the 上学校 History Department adopted the Catalyst Conference as a capstone experience for their 10th grade United States History research project.