In a world where the boundaries between cultures and countries are becoming a relic of the past, it is imperative that we educate students in a manner that will allow them to compete and collaborate globally. The Global Scholars Diploma credential is designed to acknowledge students who demonstrate global competencies above and beyond the curriculum requirements at Granville High School. Students who earn this credential will create a portfolio for presentation of these competencies at the end of their senior year at GHS. The four categories of competencies that will be assessed are: investigating the world, recognizing perspectives, communicating ideas and taking action. Students will have opportunities and requirements for this credential that are in the community, school-based, and self-directed. The capstone piece to the portfolio is an action research or service learning project and presentation to the GlobalEd Network Committee, sponsor of the Global Scholars Diploma. The GlobalEd Network is a function of the Columbus Council on World Affairs (CCWA).
"All major hiring companies need global citizens. Global sensitivities, global perspective, global insight; along with maturity and a capacity for risk-taking, are exactly the skills every major organization is looking for – in every industry." ~ Kevin Gill, Global Director of Staffing for Honeywell