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GWUOHS Parent Newsletter November 2015

A Message from our Head of School

By Staci Kimmons

Dear GWUOHS Families,

Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday.

Students may complete school work during school holidays, but teachers will not be available on those days. We recognize that students and families, whether living in the United States or another country, may require holidays in addition to the official school holidays. Students should inform their teachers with as much advance notice as possible of any additional holidays that they will be observing so that lesson schedules and assignment due dates can be adjusted as necessary. Additional holidays will be approved provided students are able to complete all required coursework by the end of the school semester.

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

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New K12 Online High School Tips

By Jennifer Matuza


College Acceptances

The following is a listing of the institutions to which GWUOHS graduates have been accepted from 2012 – 2015. Click here to see a PDF version of the list of college acceptances.

There is a good reason they call these ceremonies ‘ commencement exercises’. Graduation is not the end; it’s the beginning.
Orrin Hatch


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