Sacred Heart Global Academy


Sacred Heart Global Academy is a partnership between Forest Ridge School and Woodlands Academy, which allows our students to take unique courses beyond the typical school day.

This program offers both summer and semester-long online courses taught by Forest Ridge and Woodlands faculty members and include students from several Sacred Heart schools. Summer courses meet synchronously daily for three weeks, and semester-long courses meet synchronously once a week in the evenings.

Students are expected to complete significant asynchronous work independently between class meetings. Students entering ninth grade may take one SHGA course with permission from their Grade Level Dean and the Academic Dean. Students entering grades 10-12 may take one SHGA course in place of a study and/or one course in addition to a full course load, subject to approval by the Academic Dean

Questions: Contact Jessica Campbell at jcampbell@woodlandsacademy.org 

2022 Summer Courses 

2022-23 Courses 


Meet the Faculty

Jennifer Brostrom, Woodlands Academy

Ms. Brostrom has a passion for developing communities of young writers! She teaches World Literature, Rhetoric & Creative Writing, and Speech at Woodlands, and also moderates the award-winning Woodlands literary club, "Poets & Playwrights." Ms. Brostrom has also worked in the educational publishing world and as a journalist, as well as her former positions as a writing instructor at the University of Baltimore and American University. She is the recipient of many writing awards for her work as a novelist for young readers: her Gilda Joyce mystery series (published under her pen name Jennifer Allison) is available through Penguin Books for Young Readers.

Nicole Hall
Justin Goh
Justin Goh, Woodlands Academy

Mr. Goh joined Woodlands Academy in October 2019. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He worked as a graphic designer, cartographer, and GIS technician, then switched track and started a commercial photography career, first as an assistant, then as a photographer and digital tech. He has worked in the arts in numerous other positions, including set designer, prop master, and art handler. Mr. Goh has exhibited consistently for the past 20 years, both nationally and internationally.

Katelynn Carlson, Forest Ridge

Ms. Carlson joined Forest Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Fall 2021 where she teaches 5th grade Humanities and a Storytelling elective for 7th and 8th graders. She has a bachelor’s degree in Anthropology from the University of Montana and a master’s in teaching from Seattle University. Ms. Carlson loves working with young people of all ages and has had the opportunity to be a youth group leader, Washington, D.C. chaperone, and summer camp counselor in addition to being a teacher. She is passionate about creating joyful, creative, and inclusive spaces for students to thrive both academically and interpersonally. She has lived in Malta for five months, served as an AmeriCorps volunteer in Tillamook, and spent 21 hours and 42 minutes in a big canoe paddling from Tacoma to Port Townsend. When she’s not in the classroom, you can find her obsessing over the latest This American Life episode, completely absorbed in the latest young adult fiction, and basking in beautiful outdoor spaces.

Nicole Hall
Justin Goh
Christy Zapf, Woodlands Academy

Ms. Zapf became a theology teacher because she is passionate about sharing the faith and creating opportunities for her students to experience the joy of loving and being loved by God. Her best teaching moments include witnessing when a student’s natural curiosity and passion for learning motivate her to make new connections and discoveries. Ms. Zapf experiences Woodlands to be an amazing, supportive learning community where each person is respected, cared for, challenged and appreciated. She was the recipient of the St. Benedict Preparatory School Teacher of the Year. Ms. Zapf has worked at Woodlands since 2017.