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Virtual ed leaders launch Global Personalized Academics


Company aims to bring innovative virtual and classroom learning ecosystem to students around the world

virtual-onlineNewly-launched Global Personalized Academics will provide virtual and classroom learning to help students across the globe transform the way they learn. The company is in the process of completing the steps required for the name change to GPA.

GPA offers international students the opportunity to earn a dual diploma from their native country in addition to one from a U.S. accredited high school through virtual learning. Initially, this program will be available in Asia and will expand to Latin America.

The company is developing plans for a unique exchange program where students and teachers can spend time learning and teaching in the U.S. and the international countries where its students live. The design of the program emphasizes a personalized student-centered education curriculum in language arts, college prep and Advanced Placement courses along with leadership and entrepreneurial learning experiences. In addition to helping students gain the latest skills and knowledge, GPA will provide college counseling, career exploration and English as a Second Language.

Next page: More details about the new company’s goals

“Today’s students are tomorrow’s citizens,” said virtual learning pioneer Julie Young, who is the company’s CEO. “They deserve education that prepares them for our ever-changing world. Our global learning ecosystem provides virtual and classroom-based quality education so no student will be left behind, regardless of where they are in the world. GPA brings together a leadership team of the best and brightest in the online education industry. With the latest technology and teaching practices, we will deliver learning experiences designed to keep students at the center, where they can thrive and reach their full potential.”

With more than 30 years of experience in education, most recently in digital online learning, Young joins GPA from the Florida Virtual School, where she was the founding president and chief executive officer.

The GPA leadership team also includes Chief Learning Officer Jed Friedrichsen. “I’m excited to take the concept of what I imagined when I founded Blended Schools Network and create a new level of enriched learning opportunities to open career and life pathways for students around the world,” said Friedrichsen. “Students in new marketplaces will have access to highly engaging resources to be competitive on a global level as global citizens.”

GPA’s learning portfolio will consist of integrated media, blended and online curriculum, instruction and assessments for nearly 200 courses for the K-12 marketplace. In addition, the company offers courses and teachers for Arabic, Chinese, Spanish, French, Japanese, Latin, Russian, German and Hindi.

The company provides blended learning where students ‘talk’ to live teachers and participate in group chats to personalize the learning experience. Custom course curriculum design ranges from credit recovery to Advanced Placement and is tailored to specific client needs. GPA is currently hiring teachers in various markets to meet the needs of its programs.

Virtual education offers courses to students through technology rather than a physical classroom. Forty-eight states and the District of Columbia currently support online learning that ranges from supplemental classroom instruction on an occasional basis to full-time.

Material from a press release was used in this report.

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