GERMANTOWN, Tenn. — UPDATE: 9/8/2021: Germantown Online Academy of Learning is opening its virtual doors to younger students.
When the all-virtual, new school in the Germantown Municipal School District opened last month, it was for middle and high schoolers. Now, the school received permission from the Tennessee Department of Education to teach kids in grades Kindergarten through 5th. Parents of kids in the district have until midnight next Tuesday to enroll their children.
In a Facebook post, the school said, “We are excited to announce that GOAL will be expanding to serve students in K-5. If you are interested in learning more, please contact us. For those that are interested in enrollment, please call 901.752.7911 or register here to schedule a telephone appointment. Dr. Fisher will work with families to make sure that GOAL is the right fit for them.”
UPDATE: 8/26/2021: The deadline to enroll has been extended to August 31, 2021.
The Germantown Municipal School District created a new goal, literally. Thursday the district announced the opening of Germantown Online Academy of Learning (GOAL), an online school for grades 6-12.
District leaders say online instruction will be provided by Tennessee-certified teachers. Also, students will have access to tutors via a third-party LiveTutor program provided through Pearson Connexus.
According to GMSD, GOAL will have its own principal and a small GMSD staff. Students will have opportunities to take part in social networking events and extra-curricular activities including such as athletics and (non-co-curricular) fine arts.
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