Academic Setup

Student Centered and Mission Driven

Global Football School develops the complete student - mentally, physically and intellectually - by placing them in an environment that is both individually challenging and rewarding.  Our students are self-paced and inner-directed, and aware of the planning, diligence and commitment involved in becoming a contributing member of their team and community. The Global Football School student prepares today for the opportunities which will come tomorrow.


As the first micro school of its kind in the United States, Global Football School is committed to advancing each and every student in their academic journey in a way that honors individual strengths and interests, and in an environment that values collaboration, passion and flexibility. At the center of programming is an award-winning, accredited and independent school curriculum that is academically rigorous while providing the highest level of flexibility to ensure each and every student excels and succeeds.


Connections Academy and their curriculum are built on a rich foundation of reading, writing, and arithmetic. That foundation is then layered with history, science, music, geography, and the arts to ensure no gaps in instruction. Every student is evaluated prior to the school year to ensure they are properly aligned with the rigor of the curriculum at their grade level.  


Personalized Learning

What is Personalized Learning and How Does it Differ from Traditional Learning?


Personalized learning is designed to meet the individual student needs, and tailored to each student’s learning style and interests. Objectives, content, pace and method of instruction may all vary from student to student, and the focus is to help the student achieve success. Traditional learning is essentially based on mass production – teaching students in a fixed manner, and expecting them to adjust to the system.

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Classroom and Learning Coach

Global Football School is going to be different in many ways from your child’s traditional school experience. The physical space itself is designed so that collaborative learning is encouraged.  Expect to see tables with chairs around it, beanbags on the floor, and individual, comfortable chairs for kids to work in. White boards will be available for the kids to use either individually or as a group. When a child needs quiet time to focus and work there will also be space set aside for that as well. As the kids begin to grow in their knowledge of their learning styles and play an active role in their learning process, they will be able to recognize the environment that works best for them according to the task at hand. 


Flexibility is at the heart of the daily plan at GFS. Students will arrive in the morning and have an opportunity to play/move in an organized group activity. The school day opens with a daily planning session. Every child will assess the tasks and goals for the day based on where they are in the curriculum and create a plan to achieve those goals.  As the year progresses, this exercise will become less and less driven by the Learning Coach as the students develop the skills of goal setting, time management, self-regulation and organization.  The rest of the academic time during the day will be dedicated to completing their daily plan with the guidance and assistance of the Learning Coach.

Technology and Homework

What kind of technology will my child need to start school?


Acknowledging that every child has different preferences and learning styles, one specific type of technology will not be required.  It is suggested that each child have their own laptop computer or similar tablet device.  iPads are certainly appropriate, so long as there is a keyboard attachment.  Headphones are also suggested, so that individually a student can explore appropriate educational resources without disturbing others.

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