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Welcome Letter

Welcome CGOLA Families!


We’re so happy that you have chosen or are considering the CGESD Online Learning Academy for your child this year.  There are many options in the state of Arizona for online learning and it is an honor to have the opportunity to teach your child and to collaborate with you in meeting their educational needs.


The CGESD Online Learning Academy (CGOLA) is the Casa Grande Elementary School District’s state approved Arizona Online Instruction (AOI) program. CGOLA is a public K-8 school open to all Arizona residents.  We offer quality online academic instruction, flexible learning schedules, a focus on STEM, opportunities for students to explore their interests, small class sizes and place an emphasis on connecting learning to our student's daily lives. 


All CGOLA teachers are certified and have experience instructing in an online learning environment. Through the use of Zoom for synchronous lessons and Google Classroom to manage our instructional program, students will have the opportunity to receive the daily instruction and content resources they'll need to be successful this school year.


 A unique feature of CGOLA is our ability to offer in-person learning, socializing, and extra support from our Center for Online Innovation and Learning(COIL) campus located at 1000 N. Amarillo St, Casa Grande, AZ 85122.  All CGOLA teachers will have a physical classroom space at COIL where they can teach their online lessons, but also host students on campus for optional interventions, projects, and fun! While on campus, students will have access to our new Makerspace complete with 3D printers, robotics, and the supplies needed for their creativity to come alive.  Our library will be open at various times throughout the week and our playground equipment will be available for recreation.  We’re excited about the future and how our school can evolve to be a center of community activity.


We are currently accepting enrollment in grades K-8. A link to our enrollment page can be found at:


As we get closer to our July 26th start date, we will be providing additional information about our school and will be updating our website and Facebook page frequently.  If you have questions in the meantime, please reach out to us directly and we’ll be more than happy to help.  


On behalf of the CGOLA staff, I’d like to once again thank you for the opportunity to work with your child. We are excited to get the 2021-2022 school year underway and I am confident that this year will be extremely special.




Scott Raymond

Principal, Casa Grande Online Learning Academy


Facebook: @CGOLA.K8