Students are more energized when they own their education—
both in how they approach subject matter and in how they interact with their community of peers.
Standards
GCE is committed to maintaining the highest standards of learning, as indicated by the success of our graduates: 100% of our 2013 and 2014 graduates are college bound, and 80% earned merit aid. To ensure academic excellence, our curriculum is fully accredited and was developed in alignment with the Common Core State Standards. In addition, every GCE course is aligned with the United Nations Millennium Development Goals; if it doesn’t make the world better, we don’t teach it.
Assessment
GCE educators implement a rigorous alignment process weaving together academic standards with our unique AAPGA framework. Reporting consists of written narratives and grades, and students are encouraged to schedule routine inperson and online meetings with instructors and counselors to discuss their individual progress. Digital portfolios reveal mastery of skills and values that transcend GCE assessment and support students in their applications for college, apprenticeships, and gapyear programs.
Core Courses
Freshman
Global Resources: H20, Fuel, Food
Global Context: MDG’s & You, Who Am I?, Food for Thought
Sophomore
Global Health: Population, Disease, Cure
Global Stories: Stories, ClassicsForbidden Books, Drama
Junior
Global Design: Design & Engineering, Light & Sound, Urban Planning
Global Government: Art of Rhetoric, A Nation’s Argument, Policy
Senior
Global Enterprise: Economics, Systems & Models, Entrepreneurship
Global Vision: Equality, Journalism, Endurance
Global Languages & Electives
Through all four years, students study Global Languages and Electives,
such as Global Peace, Bioneers, and 82.
GCE STEM Course Conversion to Traditional Classes
Number & Quantity  Algebra  Functions  Geometry  Statistics & Probability  Sciences  

Water 
Real Number Systems  Word Problems Equations 
Modeling  Data  Ecology/Biology Chemistry Hydrology/Meteorology 

Fuel 
Real Number Systems Vectors 
Word Problems Equations 
Interpreting & Building  Modeling  Data  Chemistry Physics Geology Thermodynamics 
Food 
Real Number Systems  Word Problems Equations 
Modeling  Data Probability Rules 
Ecology Chemistry Biology/Genetics Bioethics 

Population 
Word Problems Polynomials Equations 
Interpreting & Building Linear, Quadratic & Exponential Functions (AP & GP) 
Modeling  Data Probability Rules Inferences 
Biology/Genetics Anatomy 

Disease 
Word Problems Polynomials Equations 
Interpreting & Building  Modeling  Data  Anatomy Biology Ecology/Epidemiology Genetics 

Cure 
Word Problems Polynomials Equations 
Interpreting & Building  Modeling  Data  Chemistry Biology Anatomy Bioethics 

Design & Engineering 
Vectors  Word Problems Equations Inequalities 
Trigonometric Functions  Modeling Angles, Trig Circles Measurement & Dimension 
Physics/Mechanics  
Light & Sound 
Word Problems Equations 
Trigonometric Functions  Modeling Angles, Trig Circles 
Physics/Acoustics Physics/Electric Cosmology (Relativity) 

Urban Planning 
Vectors  Word Problems Equations Inequalities 
Trigonometric Functions  Modeling Measurement & Dimension 
Data Inferences 
Physics/Mechanics Physics/Electric Environmental Thermodynamics 
Economics 
Real Number Systems  Word Problems Inequalities 
Interpreting & Building  Modeling  Data Inferences Probability Rules Probability Decisions 
Psychology 
Systems & Models 
Complex Numbers Calculus (Challenge) 
Word Problems Inequalities 
Interpreting & Building  Modeling  Data Inferences Probability Rules Probability Decisions 
I/O Psychology 
Entrepreneurship 
Word Problems Inequalities 
Interpreting & Building  Modeling  Data Inferences Probability Rules Probability Decisions 
Psychology 