MGSD Online Academy
Inspiring minds through Global Studies and STEAM
Vision and Mission
To create a community of online learners using a holistic approach, an international mindset and exposure to science, mathematics, engineering, arts and technology.
MGSD Online Academy will blend all aspects of learning so that students can see the relationships between their learning and the communities and world around them. We strive to create a community of compassionate learners that understand the perspectives of others and their contribution to the world around them.
Materials and Resources
Students in MOA will use a combination of digital and print resources. These resources will align with what other schools in MGSD use but will be carefully selected to match our program, goals and virtual environment. MOA is strongly committed to having both digital and hard copy reading materials for our students. We will have a lending library located at our home base site for students to select independent reading materials. Finally, there will be a pick up schedule each month where parents will pick up materials tailored to their students individual learning needs including books, materials for our STEAM projects, science kits and hands on math tools.
What additional programs are offered?
The academy will offer guidance clubs and services and as well as offer Art, Music and PE classes.
We will begin each day with a morning meeting geared at providing important social and emotional lessons and community building activities. We will also host a variety of daily clubs both in and outside of the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) theme.
The program will also provide comprehensive services for Exceptional Children, English Language Learners and Academically Intellectually Gifted.
What role does Global Studies and STEAM play in the program?
Each day, students will select from a Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or Mathematics club that they are passionate about. Each week, partnering with schools around the world our students will be exposed to virtual field trips and events covering themes such as conservation, biodiversity, women in science, space exploration, ecosystems, technology and more. Finally, students will have at least one weekly hands on experience that challenges them to apply their knowledge.
A Community of Learners
Any student who resides within MGSD boundaries may register for the online academy. If you are currently a family that homeschools or attends another school and are interested in the academy please use this link to check if you live within MGSD boundaries.
The commitment to the program is for the entire 2021-2022 year. If you are enrolled in the MOA, your slot is guaranteed for the following year. You may not transfer back to your home school until the end of the 2021-2022 school year.
*Note: Registration for existing MGSD families took place from April 1 to April 30th 2021.
If you are new to MGSD and have interest in the program please contact our principal, Meghan McGrath @ firstname.lastname@example.org
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