GWUOHS Parent Newsletter April Edition


A Message from our Head of School


By Staci Kimmons



Dear GWUOHS Family,

It is hard to believe our graduation weekend is just two months away!We are so proud of our seniors and their many accomplishments. College acceptances continue to arrive. The list below represents just a snapshot of the schools our seniors have been admitted to. In addition, we are proud to report that the Class of 2015 has been awarded $818,500 in college scholarships to date.

Agnes Scott University

Arizona State University

Babson University

Boston University

Bryn Mawr

Campbell University

Colorado School of Mines

East Carolina University

Florida State University

Fordham University

George Mason University

Howard University

Marymount University

Oklahoma State University

Pace University

Rhodes College


Santa Clara University

Smith College

Syracuse University

Temple University


UC-Santa Barbara

University of Arizona

University of Connecticut

University of Florida

University of Southern California

University of Wisconsin

We would like to extend an invitation to the entire GWUOHS school community to join us in celebrating the Class of 2015! We will be celebrating the hard work and accomplishments of our graduates on Friday, June 26th and Saturday, June 27th on The George Washington University Foggy Bottom campus in Washington DC.

Our weekend will begin with the presentation of Capstone Projects on Friday, June 26th. Individual presentations will take place between 9 am and 4 pm in Rooms 301 and 302 of the Marvin Center. Seniors will be given their individual presentation times in advance. We are happy to have faculty and representatives from GWU, as well as K12 Inc., to serve as evaluators this year. Family members, friends, and classmates are welcome to attend the presentations.

The graduation ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 27th at 1 pm in the Grand Ballroom of the Marvin Center. The ceremony will be followed by a reception for our graduates, their families, and other guests.


GWU Summer Immersion Program 2015

Summer Immersion Dates

(Mount Vernon Campus)

Session I July 5 – July 17

Session II July 19 – July 31

The Summer Immersion program is open to students in grades 9-11. This two-week highly-structured program provides interactive, non-graded experiential sessions that integrate lectures and seminars with applied activities and site visits. Courses are taught by GW’s faculty or expert practitioners. Class projects allow students to articulate their understanding of the field and demonstrate skills learned.

Areas of study include:

The Arts

Business & Economics

English, Writing & Communications


Medical & Health Sciences

History, Culture & the Humanities

International Relations, Law & Government

Mathematics & Science

Co-Curricular Activities offer students the opportunity to experience college life in a vibrant and supportive community of peers. Students participate in workshops focused on U.S. higher education and the admission process, college and career readiness. During evenings and weekends, students participate in organized recreational social events, trips, and activities on campus and around Washington, D.C. GW Precollege students have full access to GW’s libraries, computer labs, health services, dining and recreational facilities. Students reside with other high school students in residence halls supervised by a Resident Advisor.

Application Deadlines

Priority deadline May 15

Early application is strongly recommended as courses fill quickly.

Late applications are accepted subject to availability

Application Fee Waived ($50)
Program Fees (tuition, program fee, supplies, room & board) $1929/session(reflects a @30% discount)
Financial responsibility per student Total $1929

For program information contact:

GW Pre-College Program c/o Sharon Testor


Phone: 202-994-6360


Spring Break Trip 2016

Our school mission emphasized the need for our students to be global citizens. Recently, ten GWUOHS students traveled to Ireland, Scotland and England for our annual Spring Break Trip. Among the many exciting experiences, student had the opportunity to tour Trinity College, the Edinburgh Castle, to visit Blarney Castle, and to go atop the Eye of London. It is experiences like these that set GWUOHS apart from other online schools.

The destination for our 2016 Spring Break Tour has been revealed! We will be traveling to Paris and the Riviera. Highlights of this our include a tour of the Palace of Versailles, a visit to the Eiffel Tower, a visit to the Louvre, as well as travel throughout Provence, Nice, Cassis, Cinque Terre, and Milan. We still have spots remaining! To learn more about this opportunity or to enroll for the tour, please click HERE.

Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories. – Ray Bradbury

Upcoming Events for April/ May

Tuesday, April 21st

3rd Quarter Progress Reports Distributed via K-mail

Tuesday, May 5th

National Teacher Appreciation Day

Thursday, May 7th

Permanent Zero Deadline for Assignments due between April 15th and April 23rd

Thursday, May 14th

Permanent Zero Deadline for Assignments due between April 24th and April 30th


Thank you for all of the students who submitted photos for the 2015 issue of the GWUOHS Pioneer! Information for ordering your yearbook will be provided in the next issue of the parent/ student newsletter.

GWUOHS New Strong Start Program

Our latest tool to empower parents and students is our new GWUOHS Strong Start website. This site is designed to be a one stop shop for parents to get access to all their GWUOHS information. Students will love it too. Check it out today and let us know what you think. We will be adding and improving the site over time, but we hope it becomes your go site for answers and important school resources.


The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who seek membership in a school community that values and cultivates hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. Through intensive, interactive online collaboration, the GWUOHS experience prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

Don’t keep the education solution you’ve found a secret—share it!

Kids always tell us how great the K¹² program is at their school. No struggling to fit in, and their learning is individually focused and flexible. When you’re the new kid at K¹², life is good and keeps getting better.

If your child is thriving with K¹², why not let other parents know so their kids can succeed, too? Now through May 21, 2015 at 5 PM (ET), when you refer your friend to K¹², you’ll be entered in our Refer-a-Friend Sweepstakes for a chance to win a four-day trip to Washington, D.C.! Just fill out this form.*

Should you want to contact someone directly please feel free to contact rhilliard


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