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Welcome from our Head of School

Welcome to The George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS). As you explore our web site, we hope you can catch a glimpse of the unique spirit that characterizes our school.

The mission of The George Washington University Online High School is to educate and inspire academically talented and motivated students who value hard work, integrity, appreciation of diversity, love of learning, compassion, and high personal expectations. GWUOHS prepares students to contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society.

It is a school that encourages the extraordinary in its students; a school that provides the core academic building blocks essential for success beyond high school; a school that provides critical life learning; a school that fosters smart intellectual risk taking in a safe, tailored learning environment.

GWUOHS aims to prepare students beyond what they can achieve in traditional schools by providing an individualized education attuned to their own needs and goals through regular support of nurturing teachers and college counselors.

We use the widely acclaimed, market-leading curriculum, technology, and services from K12 to help GWUOHS students reach their highest personal potential. Our curriculum and superb instructors challenges each of them to think deeply and critically about a wide variety of subjects as they prepare to become leaders of the next generation.

We welcome highly talented students with diverse interests and talents. Here you will find learning marked by joy, energy, curiosity, and enthusiasm. The learning opportunities are virtually limitless at The George Washington University OHS. I hope you join us on the journey to discover your own extraordinary qualities.

Best Regards,

Alison Mistretta 
Head of School