What Parents & Students Say
First-hand statements from those who know GWUOHS best.
We're so gratified by the great things we hear from parents and students about our school.
“The curriculum has been exactly what we were told. Rigorous and geared toward college preparation but nothing that our kids have not been able to understand and master. Much of the time the live classrooms assist with the initial introduction to material in a way that is understood, but there is backup ways the teachers provide for learning i.e. one on one with teachers during office hours as well as teachers providing supplemental material. It all works together for the success of the student.
Obviously we love the school. We are very picky. While we have been accepting in the past of "ok" schools, we have always felt that some schools were run based on either business decisions, or teacher preference, or parent preferences, or based on preferences of those funding the schools (private school). We are fully aware that GWUOHS makes decisions based on what is best for the STUDENTS first and foremost. To be able to do that you have to have the knowledge of WHAT is good for students but also make the decisions based on this. We feel GWUOHS is perfection in regards to what is best for the students and making those decisions accordingly.”
“GWUOHS has allowed our son to pursue academic excellence in a nationally-standards-based curriculum while giving full attention to his athletic pursuits outside of school. He has thrived in an environment where he has the freedom to do his individual best while being a positive member of his school community. He has learned to make friends in a virtual environment within a diverse student body. He has also learned to take responsibility for his learning as a college student is required to do. We feel strongly that GWUOHS compares favorably with the well-regarded private independent schools in our area, and look forward to watching him grow and learn in this college-preparatory environment.”
“The support that my son has received from GWUOHS has been instrumental in his success as a performer, composer and writer. The flexibility has afforded him the time to create and collaborate with others. Education is paramount to our family and GWUOHS continues to provide a challenging curriculum.
I feel that the independence that my son has received as a student is preparing him to succeed in college. He is extremely independent and has had to learn study skills to stay ahead in his classes while balancing a full time job as a professional performer.
The school has taught him how to balance school and his creative endeavors and how to manage his time appropriately.
When the rest of the world paused and children were forced to transition into a virtual academic environment, our transition was seamless. My son knew exactly what was expected of him, and although his work as a professional actor in NYC was placed on hold, the continuity of attending GWUOHS provided much needed stability in a time of chaos.
My son's teachers are incredibly accessible who take the time to get to know him and want him to succeed in all of his endeavors ”
“GWUOHS has enlightened our sons to reach beyond the core academic world. Success in their studies are of utmost priority; however, they both individually realized the importance and integrity in sharing and serving the community. This online private school has provided an exemplary foundation in fostering strong character, mutual respect, global understanding, and independent thinking for our sons.”
“We have had a tremendously positive experience at GWUOHS. Our two boys have thrived in the demanding academic environment. The accessibility and interaction with teachers and administrators has exceeded our expectations. In our opinion, GWUOHS is carving its path as one of the most academically achieving, uniquely online and competitive high-school programs in the nation.”
“GWUOHS helped me to grow as a person and take on leadership roles I would not have been able to if I attended a traditional school.”