Frequently Asked Questions
IS GOAL HIGH SCHOOL ACCREDITED?
GOAL is an accredited multi-district online charter high school with the Colorado Department of Education and authorized through School District 49. The school is a non-profit, non-partisan organization that conducts rigorous, on-site external reviews of Pre-K through12 schools and school systems to ensure that all learners realize their full potential.
IS GOAL HIGH SCHOOL TUITION FREE?
GOAL 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.
ARE COMPUTERS PROVIDED FOR STUDENTS?
GOAL provides a laptop computer for students to use while enrolled in school. This computer does not cost the student or family anything to use, and is returned at the end of each school year or when the student graduates. For students who also need Internet, GOAL provides a T-Mobile hot-spot.
CAN I PLAY SPORTS OR TAKE COURSES AT MY LOCAL SCHOOL?
Colorado law allows charter school students acces to extracurricular activities at their local high schools. GOAL also develops Memorandums of Understanding with local school districts across the state to take one course per semester at their local high school.
CAN I TAKE COLLEGE CLASSES?
GOAL encourages students to take advantage of concurrent enrollment opportunities. Counselors and students map aplan based on the student’s desires for the future. Students can begin taking college courses as early as their freshman year and have the potential to earn an Associates Degree along with their high school diploma. Tuition, books, and fees are paid for by GOAL.
DO STUDENTS EARN A DIPLOMA?
Yes! GOAL graduates earn a Colorado Department of Education certified diploma, conferred by School District 49 and GOAL High School.
IS TUTORING AVAILABLE?
Every student at GOAL is assigned to an Academic Coach along with his or her regular classroom teachers. Academic Coaches are in daily contact with students for attendance and to address any student needs. Academic and Social-Emotional support are readily available. Wrap-around services are available from a team of GOAL experts to assist in removing any educational barriers.
DO I HAVE TO GO INTO THE drop-in center?
All GOAL curriculum is delivered through online platforms. Effective communication is in place through the latest cutting edge tools. Students are only required to physically visit a drop-in center for technology check-out / orientation and for state assessments. There are activities and events scheduled at the sites for additional engagement and social interaction which students are encouraged to take part in.
IS THERE A DEPOSIT ON TECHNOLOGY?
No. Students do not have to pay to use technology. Each student is assigned a laptop computer. If internet is an issue, students are assigned an internet hotspot as well.