All HeartSong children are dual enrolled with the United States-based Global Village School (GVS) and are able to earn a grade completion certificate that is accredited in the United States by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). Through GVS, HeartSong students are eligible to earn a USA high school diploma upon graduation after completing 12th grade.
Global Village School
Founded in 1999, Global Village School (GVS) offers a progressive, WASC accredited, customizable K-12 program for a personalized, engaging, and enlivening school experience. GVS provides Whole Child, Healthy Planet K8 curriculum guides that integrate peace, justice, and diversity studies with the core subjects. GVS is an international distance learning school with students from around the globe. HeartSong staff submit portfolios and work samples throughout the year to GVS teachers in the United States who review and assess each student for progress. GVS is the official school of records.
Western Association of Schools and Colleges
The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC), is a world-renowned accrediting association and one of the six regional accrediting agencies in the United States. It works closely with the Office of Overseas Schools under the U.S. Department of State. A WASC-accredited high school diploma opens up opportunities for HeartSong graduates to study at universities in the United States and abroad.
HeartSong will use Global Village School Whole Child, Healthy Planet curriculum as a guide. GVS materials are designed to prepare students to be responsible, compassionate, and knowledgeable global citizens. The K-12 curriculum guides cover the core subjects and beyond in a way that engages students through a sense of enchantment, awe, and wonder as they explore art, music, nature, imagination, and story.