August 11, 2012
Starting this month GOAL Academy, a public online high school serving all of Colorado, will provide an academic coach locally to help support any area GOAL students. Craig resident Annette McCurdy, who will serve as the local academic coach, will be available with other GOAL officials to answer community questions from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 18 at the Boys & Girls Club of Craig, 1324 E. U.S. Highway 40.
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Annette McCurdy thinks high school is about more than just grades. “It’s all about getting ready for life,” the Craig resident said about the importance of the skills and knowledge acquired during those formative years. “Graduating high school is the first step in getting ready for life.” Starting this month, Northwest Colorado students between the ages of 14 and 21 will have a new way to achieve that first step when GOAL Academy begins offering classes locally. GOAL Academy — which stands for Guided Online Academic Learning — is an online public high school operating in Colorado for the past five years. According to its website, www.goalac.org, GOAL students “can obtain a quality education and a high school diploma,” while using “state-of-the-art technology to deliver an engaging curriculum.”