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The George Washington University Online High School (GWUOHS) is an independent private school for academically talented students in grades 8–12 who seek a rigorous yet flexible college preparatory program and are motivated to prepare for a life in which they can contribute significantly, responsibly, and respectfully in a global society. The school is a partnership between the nationally renowned George Washington University and K¹², the leading provider of online education for grades K–12 in the U.S. and around the world. Both organizations share a commitment to deliver world-class, individualized education with the singular goal to help each student reach his or her true, personal potential.

Students seeking admission to top tier universities will benefit from The George Washington University OHS's outstanding college prep curriculum, coupled with extensive teacher support, and personalized step-by-step college counseling.

Our engaging, interactive curriculum has received numerous awards, and is designed by some of the finest minds in education. Our teachers are selected based on deep expertise in their disciplines and are trained to teach online and provide individual attention to each of our students.

GWUOHS students work with each other, instructors, counselors, and academic advisers to achieve their goals. Beyond academics, students also engage in multiple clubs, share their interests, passions, and ideas, and support each other through online discussions and group projects. The success of this school will be evident every day in the academic stimulation that students experience, as they are challenged to reach their highest potential and follow our school's honor code.

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Welcome from HOS

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Meet Alison Mistretta and get to know her vision for GWUOHS and deep commitment to each and every student.

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