Global Education Academy is in its 13th year of operation serving TK-5th grade students in the South Los Angeles neighborhood. At GEA, our main focus is to create global citizens who will ultimately become leaders in their community. With small class sizes, teachers are able to provide personalized attention and to their students and tailor their instruction to the students' needs. Each classroom also receives support from an intervention teacher, which supports the personalized attention that many of the students needs.
Teachers understand that students' social and emotional needs must be met in order for instruction to occur. Teachers use positive behavior intervention systems as well as restorative justice practices in their classrooms. Teachers also attend multiple professional development sessions to update their teaching practices and constantly communicate and collaborate with their peers to strengthen their craft.
We believe that a home-school connection is vital to our students' success. Parents have multiple opportunities to be involved with their child's learning through events such as Back to School Night, Open House, Parent/Teacher Conferences, and Coffee with the Principal, as well as being involved in parent groups such as Booster Club, School Site Council, and District English Learner Advisory Council.
Students are provided with a well-rounded academic experience at GEA. Students go on various field trips throughout the year, with one field trip consisting of visiting a local University or College campus. Every students is enrolled in either the Spanish or Korean foreign language program, and they learn the language in every grade level. Parents felt that music instruction was vital to the students' learning, so the Booster Club raises funds every year in order to support the school in maintaining a music program. All students have access to their own Chromebook in every grade level, and technology is incorporated into the learning experience.
For the 2020-21 school year, we will be expanding our grade levels to become a TK-6th grade school, and ultimately serving TK-8th grade students by the 2022-2023 school year.