Global Scholars Diploma

Global Scholars Program Overview

Global Scholars Program Overview
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

Global Scholars Diploma Requirements

All of the items listed below are mandatory unless noted
Year 1 & 2 Badges from the GlobalEd Network:  Badges are point based and required for each year in the program.  0.5 elective credits will be awarded for each badge, and a badge is required to move on in the program.   Cross-cultural and career experiences and field trips organized by the GlobalEd Network and self-directed activities are the foundation of the badging benchmarks.
  • Year 1 Badge Requirements:  Students are required to complete activities in each of the four domains. 
  • Year 2 Badge Requirements:  Students focus on the topic of cross-cultural communication through the completion of an online cross-cultural communcication course. 
  • Badging and GHS curriculum:  The badging process can be integrated into the GHS curriculum.  Some classroom activities can be used to help complete badging activities.  For example, doing a summer reading choice book on a global topic or completing a research paper on a global topic in 9th or 10th grade can help complete certain badging activities. 
  • Badging and local activities:  Local events, such as the Denison University's Global Studies Seminars can be utilized in the badging activities.  Be on the lookout to expand your horizons with other local events!
  • Badging and CCWA:  The Columbus Council on World Affairs, sponsor of the GlobalEd Network, will organize cultural and global experiences during the school year for each year of badging. 
Specific courses while at GHS that are global in emphasis:
  • Global Issues course in Year 1/2 & Year 3/4
  • 4th level or AP level of one language at GHS or AP level of a language outside of GHS
  • AP Environmental Science or Environmental Studies
  • AP World History or World Studies 
  • World Literature and Composition or Advanced World Literature and Composition

Global Scholars Diploma Documents

Global Scholars Diploma Documents
Global Competency Matrix: This matrix forms the basis of the rubric that will be used to judge the final portfolio and project senior year.
Global Scholars Information Sheet: This document is an overview of the program for students interested in pursuing the Global Scholars Diploma.
Article in Education Week about the GlobalEd Network & global competency in high school.
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