“You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives.” – Clay P. Bedford
GOCA’s K-8 structure enables us to offer challenging, creative, and rich multicultural curriculum to all GOCA’s students of every age. From grade to grade, students acquire and master skills that enable them to strive for their very best while at GOCA and beyond.
* In GOCA Elementary School, our youngest students master essential language and quantitative skills. They develop power of observation and ability to draw reasonable conclusions from data. They learn to speak and write clearly. We inspire them to work collaboratively with others and to think for themselves.
* In GOCA Middle School, academic life becomes more complex, and so do GOCA students. In the classroom, students move from learning facts to managing and analyzing them. They confront the fundamental questions of adolescence: Who am I? Where am I going? They have experiences that develop the confidence to lead, take calculated risks, and express themselves in front of their peers.
* Equipped with knowledge, organization, and study skills, our Middle School students are ready to excel in a vigorous GOCA Early High School Program. Here, students immerse themselves in a richly-diverse and advanced curriculum, a vibrant academic culture, and broadening experiences in outdoor education, community outreach, and global exploration.