Friday: 8:00am–2:30pm (closed on Friday during June and July)
School Location & Directions
Global Academy Map & Directions
(Note: Global Academy is located in the South Parking Lot Portables at Mesquite High School)500 S. McQueen RoadGilbert, AZ 85233
Final Exam Testing Hours
Students may begin their exams on Tuesdays–Thursdays from 1:00–3:30pm (we will stay no later than 5:00 pm for students to finish)
(No testing on Mondays and Fridays, school holidays, fall, winter, and spring breaks)
Students must arrange for a time to come to the testing center. They may sign up for a time to take their final exam by clicking the Final Exam links on their Buzz homepage.
Degrees and Certifications:
Ed.D. - Education Leadership and Innovation (Arizona State University) M.Ed. - Secondary Education (Arizona State University) B.A. - Political Science (Beloit College)
Dr. Peter Bartanen, Blended Learning Coordinator
Dr. Bartanen has been with Gilbert Public Schools since 2017. In his role as Blended Learning Coordinator, Dr. Bartanen oversees Global Academy and supports district schools with their own blended learning initiatives.
His research interests include educational technology, student discipline, and education leadership.
Prior to joining GPS, Dr. Bartanen was a science teacher, instructional coach, and assistant principal in the Balsz School District in Phoenix. In 2013 he was named Teacher of the Year by the Arizona Technology in Education Association (AzTEA).
He resides in Gilbert with his wife and young daughter.