Interested in becoming a full-time Global Academy student?

  • Students in grades 7 - 12 who are not currently enrolled, who have withdrawn, or who are going to withdraw from any school may apply to be a full time Global Academy student.

    Note: Students who plan to become eligible to be NCAA athletes should indicate this on their registration form. Global Academy courses are certified by the NCAA but we want to make sure you meet all the necessary eligibility guidelines.


    All courses through the Global Academy will be 9 weeks in length. Full time online students are typically scheduled into two courses at a time, but may be scheduled for more with administrator approval.

    • Courses will be set up to start on specific dates and end 9 weeks later.

    • It is recommended that a student only take two courses per 9 weeks, but if a student is motivated and disciplined to learn the material in the course, the student may sign up for more courses, per approval of the Global Academy coordinator.

    • Each course contains a final exam that must be taken in person. Full-time Global Academy students may take their exams at the Global Academy testing center, located in the portables in the south parking lot at Mesquite High School. 

Is Online Learning For Me?

  • Is Online Learning For Me?

    Online learning is not for everyone, but if you can answer YES to the following questions, online learning may be for you:

    • Do I enjoy being a self-taught learner?
    • Do I enjoy reading and doing assignments from a computer?
    • Do I have 2 hours a day to spend working on my course?
    • Am I motivated to get my school work done on time?

    If you answered YES to the above questions, online learning may be for you.

  • Need help deciding? Let us help choose the right model for you. Click here.

Submitting Attendance

  • If you are a full-time Global Academy student or are a distance learner taking an online course on top of your normal class load, you will need to submit attendance. Click the following link for a quick tutorial on how to take attendance.

    If you do not submit attendance regularly, you may be suspended from accessing the course until the information is brought up to date.


    How to Submit Attendance

Registering as a Full-Time Global Academy Student

    1. You will need to complete the Online Enrollment process and select "Global Academy" as your school.

      If your family is new to Gilbert Public Schools and you do not have any students enrolled at one of our schools please apply for enrollment using the New Family Registration.

      New Family Registration

      If you are an existing Gilbert Public Schools family enrolling a new student or transferring a student from one school to another please apply using ​your existing Infinite Campus Parent Portal.

      Existing Family Registration

    2. In addition to completing the online enrollment, the following documents are required:
      • Birth Certificate
      • Immunization Records
      • Proof of Arizona Residency
      • Online Attendance Declaration and Contract, NCAA scholarship declaration, and Records Request (see information below)

        Click here to download the Attendance Declaration, NCAA declaration, and Records Request

        How do I fill out this form? 

        Download this file and first choose SAVE AS to save the file in an easy-to-find location. Fill in the requested information on all forms. Email the completed and saved form back to

      • PHLOTE Form (new families to GPS only)

        Click here to download the PHLOTE form (only for new to GPS families)

        How do I fill out this form? 

        Download this file and first choose SAVE AS to save the file in an easy-to-find location. Fill in your name in the appropriate spaces and complete the requested information. Email the completed and saved form back to

    3. You will not register for courses until you have been advised by Global Academy staff on course selection.  A high school credit check must be performed prior to registration in order to ensure that students select courses that support their high school graduation plans.

    4. After your enrollment has been approved and processed, you will receive a phone call within five (5) business days confirming enrollment and course information. **Please note that you will not fill in course selections on your registration form.  Global Academy staff will fill in the appropriate courses after the packet is received.  Course selection will be based on credit check information and collaboration between parent, student, and Global Academy staff.

    5. All full time online students are required to take Arizona State testing.

    6. Transfer policy (please read):  click here to review policy

Course Drop Policy

  • Drop Policy
    • If you choose to drop a course within 30 days of enrollment, it will be dropped without grade penalty. Any drops made after 30 days of enrollment will result in a W/F (Withdraw/Fail) grade on the transcript. This grade will be replaced once the student completes the class.
    • To receive a full course refund (not including any bank processing fee), parent must email a drop request within FIVE business days of the course beginning.  Please include the student's full name, ID#, course name and Drop Request in the subject line.  Please allow up to 3 weeks for processing.