North Carolina Independent School launches worldwide online model for students in grades 7-12

North Carolina

Courtesy of Greensboro Day School

GREENBORO, N.C. (WNCT) Greensboro Day School (GDS), an independent day school founded 50 years ago, announced on Friday that their 2020-2021 school year will offer online enrollment open to students around the globe – GDS Online.

The online comprehensive college preparatory academic program is available for qualified students in grades 7-12.

The program can be taken as a full-time student, as a part-time student seeking to supplement a current program of study or a single course.

More information can be found here.

“Outside of the recent COVID – 19 interruption to on campus-learning, we recognize a great demand for online courses,” said Head of School Tracie Catlett. “This new program allows GDS to greatly broaden its reach particularly to rural communities in the greater Greensboro, NC area. Students outside of North Carolina and the United States can apply for admission to GDS Online too. Naturally, GDS Online means that we will be fully prepared should a resurgence of COVID-19 occur this fall. GDS is celebrating 50 years since its founding. Our relative youth is best demonstrated by the cutting-edge nature of this program and our response to COVID-19 pandemic that began in March.”

The launch of GDS Online is made possible by the school’s recent acquisition of iPads and Swivl devices that will allow teachers to seamlessly stream classes and include classroom interactions.

The Swivl device acts as a dock for the iPad, following the speaker around the room, and uploading recordings to the web. Faculty will begin Swivl training this summer.

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