Frequently Asked Questions

Do students earn a regular diploma?

Yes! GOAL High School graduates earn a Colorado Department of Education certified diploma, issued by Falcon School District 49 and GOAL High School.

Is tutoring available?

Each student at GOAL High School is placed in a group called a pod.

Each pod is assigned a teacher and at least one academic coach; both are available to the student for tutoring and guidance throughout each school year, virtually or face to face.

How many hours each day do I have to work?

GOAL Academy focuses on completions of daily activity in course work. We encourage students to complete 12 lessons or activities a week (3 per day Monday – Thursday with Friday as a catch-up day as needed).

Can I participate in activities or sports at my local high school?

Colorado law allows charter students access to extracurricular activities at their local district school. Co-curricular (academic) courses can also be taken at local high schools on a case by case basis.

The law does not explicitly state that charter school students and employees are eligible to participate in all interscholastic leagues, competitions, awards, scholarships, and recognition programs available to non-charter public school students and employees.

GOAL High School is not recognized by the NCAA at this time.

Can I take college classes?

GOAL High School encourages students to take advantage of concurrent enrollment opportunities. Students are advised by their counselors on a personalized education plan including when to begin college courses.

Tuition and books are paid for by GOAL High School.

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Is GOAL High School tuition free?

GOAL High School is a free Colorado public school which receives funding from a variety of sources. However, most revenues to Colorado’s 178 school districts are provided through the Public School Finance Act of 1994 (as amended). This per-pupil funding is paid for by Colorado taxpayers and supports students in all Colorado public schools.

Does GOAL High School provide computers for students?

GOAL High School provides a laptop computer for students to use while enrolled in school. The computer does not cost the student or family anything for usage, and is returned at the end of each school year.

For students who also need internet access, GOAL provides an internet hot-spot.

Do I have to go into the drop-in center?

GOAL High School curriculum is delivered through online assignments. Students are welcome to attend their nearest drop-in center for tutoring and support or if they just need a quiet place to study and complete their work.

It is not required for a student to physically visit the site, with the exceptions of orientation and state assessments. There are activities and events at the centers scheduled for social interaction, and students are encouraged to attend. If attendance or grades are low for students, they will be strongly urged to come into the drop-in center for assistance.

Is there a deposit on technology?

No. Students do not have to pay to use technology.

Each student is assigned a laptop computer, charger, and hotspot if necessary. Each student is asked to keep technology components in working order.

What standardized testing does GOAL High School do?

All GOAL High School students participate in GOAL’s internal assessment, the STAR360, three times per year. These assessments take place at enrollment, mid-year and end of year. The STAR 360 is one growth indicator by the Colorado Department of Education. It is also a key component of the Senior Recovery Program for credit-deficient students.

We also participate in the state of Colorado's standardized assessments. These assessments vary for the different grade levels and programs offered at GOAL Academy.

  • 9th Grade - PSAT 9
  • 10th Grade - PSAT 10
  • 11th Grade - PSAT SAT and CMAS Science

EL students also participate in the WIDA Assessment. This is typically a one-time test upon enrollment at GOAL. Please visit our student assessment link under Student Experience on the home page for the complete assessment schedule.

Do I get credit for the classes I took from my previous high school?

GOAL High School’s Counseling Department will review your transcripts and any state approved coursework from your previous school will be given credit towards graduation requirements.

Is there an age limit?

GOAL High School serves students grade 9 through 12th grade. You must be under 21 years of age on or before October 1 of each calendar year to qualify.

When is the school open?

The benefits of online school are that school is open when it is convenient for you. You will work with your teachers to design a schedule that works for you. Drop-in centers are open 9 to 5 Monday through Friday.

Do you offer summer school?

GOAL High School does not currently offer summer school; however, discussions are taking place to consider a summer school program.