The impetus for Global Village Academy - Aurora (GVA-A) began in January 2005, when a group of parents discussed the need for a public school offering international education and bilingual education using partial immersion. The project gained momentum when Jade Amick Fulgenzi, an educational leader with 35 years of experience in international and multilingual, multicultural education in public and private schools, was invited to organize the Planning Committee in spring of 2005. GVA received a Walton Family Foundation Planning Grant for $20,000 in August 2005. A charter application was submitted to Aurora Public School District on September 1, 2005. Following denial by the APS Board of the charter application on December 13, 2005, GVA-A's appeal was remanded to APS by a 6-1 vote of the Colorado Board of Education. APS Approved a resolution of conditional approval for GVA-A on March 14, 2006 by a 4-2 vote. Global Village Academy - Aurora open in the fall of 2007 with grades K-5 and 250 students.
Global Village Academy - Northglenn Global Village Academy was granted a charter by the Adams 12 Five Star Schools Board of Directors on November 29, 2010.