GVA’s Elementary Foreign Language Program objective is to have students reach an Intermediate or Advanced level of language proficiency in a target language other than English. Research has proven that studying foreign languages at an early age lays a strong foundation for advanced language studies, as well as an aptitude for foreign languages. It also fosters a fertile environment for the cross-cultural exchange of ideas and mutual understanding. Each student is required to participate in the Foreign Language program every year he/she attends GVA. Currently, all students have one period of language class twice a week.  Parents and students can select between Ukrainian and Spanish.   
Global Village Academy affirms that consistent with applicable law and School District policies, it shall not discriminate against any employee or student on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, sex, marital status, religion, age, ancestry, veteran's status, or disability in its recruitment, selection, training, utilization, termination, or other employment-related activities. 

The Global Village Academy (GVA) is a public community school established under Chapter 3314.041 of the Ohio Revised Code.  We are located in the city of Parma, but we are operated by our own Board of Education.  As a community school, GVA is part of the state system of public education and operates under its charter contract with its sponsor, the Ohio Department of Education.

GVA first opened its doors on the 29th of August 2011 and began with the 2011-2012 school year.  Since that time, we have expanded to include grades 5 through 7, and have tripled our enrollment.  However, our class sizes still remain small to ensure students receive personalized attention.

Currently we educate students in grades Kindergarten through grade 7, and for the 2017-2018 Academic year, 162 students are enrolled.


The Ohio Department of Education (ODE) has clearly defined standards that delineate what all children should know and be able to do as they progress through the grade levels. Well-defined State standards ensure that parents, teachers, and administrators can monitor students’ development. As a minimum, GVA will adhere to these ODE standards to prepare our students for academically challenging high schools and colleges. 

GVA Staff: All teachers at GVA have college degrees and many have advanced degrees. Each teacher holds a current license/certificate from the state of Ohio, along with all required endorsements for the particular grade and subject level that he/she teaches.  

Testing: Students enrolled at GVA are required to take the Ohio State Tests and any other examinations prescribed by law. In addition, there may be other requirements for students at the school that are prescribed by law. 
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