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K-8
Public charter
Jacksonville, FL
Students enrolled: 438
Before care: Yes
After care: Yes

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9570 Regency Square Boulevard
Jacksonville, FL 32225

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(904) 868-4405
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Map of Global Outreach Charter Academy address.

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October 20, 2014
TOTAL DISAPPOINTMENT My daughter went to this school for 6th grade. When she came back from Christmas break we found out her Language teacher had left. She was heart broken. Two weeks after that her History teacher left. Two weeks after that her Math teacher left. That's when I knew I had to take her out of there. The owner of the school is acting as Principal and has NO CLUE how to properly run a school. He is a joke. The teachers that were good left and went to A schools of course. The kids are overall well behaved. The admin staff is rude and just horrible. They suck big time! If you don't want to ruin your kid's school year PLEASE DO NOT send them to GOCA. My daughter had so much catching up to do at her next school it wasn't even funny! Thank God she still managed to finish her grade with honors. When teachers start leaving schools like that trust me, there is a reason. I'm glad we didn't stick around to find out why. What ever the reason couldn't be good. It is was, they would still be there.

- submitted by a parent
September 19, 2014
This school is so far a awesome school. My nephews and niece's are attending and one of them graduated this year from high school. she did so great in school and was so advance thanks to Goca and the teachers there..

- submitted by a community member
September 15, 2014
This school lost many good teachers last year in the middle school. My child was very upset, and I have never seen a school with such a high teacher turnover rate. They had to replace almost all of their middle grades staff, and the website reveals that even more teachers decided not to return. The school is in a bad area of town, bathrooms have to be watched for fights, students are dismissed from a mall parking lot. There are barely any sports teams. Special ed and students who don't speak English are served, but only barely, as these departments are very understaffed. As a result of this, we decided not to enroll any of our other children at GOCA. My child complained daily that students were misbehaving, loud, and disrespectful. Things fly here that never would in regular public or private school. I hope they get their act together with this new academic director, and crack down on the behavior that ruined my son's experience.

- submitted by a parent
June 19, 2014
I love this school!!! I love the curriculum, the teacher involvement, and the follow up work that my children received. I can wait until the new school year begins.

- submitted by a parent
April 15, 2014
This year I moved my son to Goca and I am very happy with the teachers Mr.Boyd and Ms.Hellett they have helped him improve in all of his classes. Great school.

- submitted by a parent
April 10, 2014
I am currently attending GOCA, and i have to say that this school is pretty amazing. As long as I've been attending Global, I saw that that staff here does all they can to better educate the students. They come every day and work hard to give the students the knowledge they need throughout their future years of becoming an adult. Although people say negative comments, i completely disagree with them. Some may say that their are a lot of "fights." To be honest, only one fight has broke out throughout the whole year, and the teachers automatically stopped it. In addition, the school is smaller so the teachers and staff give you more attention and you get more one on one time. Sadly this school doesn't offer a high school yet, but if they did, i would of definitely went. I highly recommend sending your children here. It's a choice you wouldn't regret.

- submitted by a community member
April 09, 2014
I'm a student at GOCA in the 8th grade and this school isn't as great as it was in previous years. This schools says that it's a place where it's a no bully zone and stuff like that and tries to be perfect but early in the school year in the girls bathroom students were smoking in the school year and a fight broke out with staff watching and didn't stop the fight before it happened. Also the school has drastically improved from last year and has gotten slightly better with new middle school staff that helps us out but a slight downside is that for Geometry Honors and Algebra Honors two teachers left during the year, but they are preparing us for both EOC's and getting us well prepared instead of going lazy and just giving up on us. Personally this school is a good place to send your kids if you live in a school zone where fights happen every hour and you need them to be safe. but if you live somewhere like Kernan Middle is an option I would highly suggest to go to one of those schools.

- submitted by a community member
April 08, 2014
My children have been in this school since it opened and I am very pleased with the education they are receiving. My children read above grade level and even speak other languages.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
I really like this school. My children have been going here since it first opened and I am very thankful to the school for providing a safe and caring environment for my children to learn in. The teachers always let me know what's going on and are open to anything that I would like to be done. The staff are all very nice and caring and willing to work with you.

- submitted by a parent
April 07, 2014
I have been with the school for several years now, and it amazes me more and more how much attention children are getting and not only from teachers. GOCA is AdvancED Accredited, which helps students continuously to improve in education and transforms them on a global scale. Every child has a mentor. Staff is friendly and it feels like one big family, which allows the school to offer best education!

- submitted by a teacher
March 27, 2014
Teachers really care and will email the parent if a student is failing. Highly recommend this school .

- submitted by a parent
August 13, 2013
Awful school. I was sooo disappointed to find the principal resigned. Now the founder is acting principal, and he has no credentials to be principal. Good teachers were let go, they finally had a very effective counselor, ESE was great here, but now they have no staff to adequately bring the students to where they need to pass FCAT. So disappointed with this school. My children will not be returning.

- submitted by a parent
July 27, 2013
I love this school, we are a military family and moved from California i love that it is K-8 all 4 of my kids go there they love it. One of my children has an IEP and they have worked with her extensively. I know that one of the middle school teacher got fired and i am happy he was a bad teacher. I like the they get rid of the bad teachers and keep the good ones. To be such a small school they have a lot of after school programs. My kids have been in everything from drama to cheerleading. This year they want to do yearbook and dance. I saw some complaints that the lunch room is to small that is fine with me they have limited space and they make the best of it. Everytime i have had a problem it was addressed in a timely manner. i reccomend this school to everyone i come in contact with.

- submitted by a parent
November 10, 2012
Always fights. They don't do anything to get rid of the bullies they give them a warning and let them go. Teachers are rude and mean. They don't clean dishes in the cafeteria often, and the staff are useless. They don't listen at all

- submitted by a parent
July 02, 2012
Global Outreach Charter Academy has a wonderful small learning environment for their students. Unlike the huge schools of Duval County, this school gives the students more opportunities for one-on-one or small group learning. The principal, Mrs. Anderson, is an excellent leader of GOCA. The staff is always encouraged by Mrs. Anderson to identify the needs of individual students in their classes, and work to help each child develop his or her own potential.

- submitted by a teacher
June 21, 2012
Its a great school in Jacksonville FL area. Everyone is very helpful and I would highly recommend this school!

- submitted by a community member
June 21, 2012
I wanted you to know how pleased we are to have our son attending this school! The school has the most effective teachers we have ever known. My son s teacher has such a warm, personable style that motivates him to do his best. I can see remarkable improvements and I know these things do not happen without a great deal of effort on the part of everyone, and I want you to know how much we appreciate your hard work. Not only the school is setting a high standard for other schools to follow but it has proved their commitment to meeting each student's specific needs. I just can t express how pleased we have been with this wonderful atmosphere! Can t wait to come back!

- submitted by a parent
June 13, 2012
Wonderful school! It has so much to offer and all of the faculty are very friendly and professional! Would recommend it to everyone!

- submitted by a community member
January 21, 2012
I have three children that are currently attending GOCA and it has really been a blessing. My children are reading above grade level and are learning russian. I am very pleased.

- submitted by a parent
October 31, 2011
GOCA is a great little learning community that aims for high academic achievement and targets the needs of the students both socially and academically. So far, working with the team at GOCA has been an excellent and exhilarating experience!

- submitted by a community member
October 27, 2011
Disorganized and building in disrepair. I know that money for repairs are hard to come by but, that is no excuse for the way the school looks inside and out. School work turned in is lost as well and information that parents need to help their kids succeed. I am glad that we are pulling out at mid term. I know that we will be happy with our new school. It could not be worst for this is the worst school any of my kids have been in.

- submitted by a parent
October 08, 2011
There is no communication between administration, teachers and parents. The teachers and administration is very lacking in common curticy and how to deal with the kids and parents. It is so bad that I pulled my 3 kids out and we are very happy in our new schools. At the new schools the staff treat us as parents and not as kids.

- submitted by a parent
September 13, 2011
This is a new school and i was suprised at the leaderships goals to make this school a positive staple in the community. So far I am very happy with my choice as I see the positivity that the leadership has about teaching its students.

- submitted by a parent
July 10, 2011
Always fights. They don't do anything to get rid of the bullies they give them a warning and let them go. Teachers are rude and mean. They don't clean dishes in the cafeteria often, and the staff are useless. They don't listen at all

- submitted by a parent
May 26, 2011
This is my sons 2nd year at this school. We loved the first year but this year has been a nightmare. My son has came home with claw marks, and bruises. he has been hit, kicked pinched everyday all year.I have spoken with the Principle, His Teacher and the Dean of students but nothing is ever done about it :( Words cannot espress how much i dislike this school.I am also a very involved parent and my son is on honor roll and has maintained a A in conduct this whole year so no one from the Global staff who by the way are the ONLY ONES posting positive comments about this school can say my child is a problem or that he has an uninvolved parent .I feel very sad to have to write this as i was the one who wrote the first positive review. My advice is DO NOT send you child here!! MY son will not be returning.

- submitted by a parent
May 24, 2011
No words can describe the outrageous conditions nor the way the children are treated. Lets just leave it at that.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
Can you give a negative star rating. A fellow parent just told me about this site and I am about to spread the word. This has to be the worst school in JAX. So sad to see how unhappy the kids and teachers are. And we know if your kid is unhappy it reflects in the grades. Its is a junior jail. And the loud mouth in the lunch on the mike, please just get out of the school profession if you are going to act like that to the kids. It sounds so abusive, even the restraunt customers complain about her. The guy in charge needs to wake up and make some serious changes for the next year, if there are enough kids left to keep the school open. So many are not going to return next year, the only reason they are staying this year is because there is no room in any other schools. The high ratings must be from someone that gets paid to be at the school because parents and students do not praise this school at all.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
No sports, No activities, No electives. They start the year with all these sign ups but then cancel the activities or club. Low academic grades, if the kids do not make the grade they curve it for the entire class. What ever the highest grade is suddenly becomes the new 100 and everyone else is bumped up so it is a good appearance. Distrust, there are so many lies told by the "Professionals" the parents and kids no longer trust any of them. Not a school for any Jacksonville family.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
I find it funny that parents on this site really don't know how good their children have it at this school. Out of those parents that are trashing this school, how many of you actually took the time to come out there and talk to the teachers and see what is happening? I bet none of you. My children attend this school and I could not ask for a better staff or team of teachers. My children are in the middle school and I have never seen a more dedicated team of teachers. As far as I am concerned, if parents actually parented their students and taught them how to be respectful and act properly and not like monkeys, then there would be very few problems at the school. The problem is not the teachers, school, or the activities, it is the parents. Parents need to wake up and not just take what their children say, but actually get involved. This is the best middle school that I have ever experience. My children are excited to go to school every day. They love their teachers and enjoy the variety of clubs. As far as academics, this school is very rigorous. My children are educationally stimulated and are challenged every day. If kids do not want to learn, no one can force them. Be parents.

- submitted by a parent
April 20, 2011
I would like to address the issue about teacher changes. It is true that the middle school students went through a lot of changes, however; the teachers are wonderful. Our children need to learn how to adapt to change and the teachers are doing an awesome job. I am constantly updated on my child's progress and the principal and the teachers are so open and willing to work with me and my child. I have seen students who were not acting properly and I have seen the teachers giving out consequences. I just think that some of the parents on this site are bitter because their children are not successful. Frankly, I think that these parents do not know how to parent and are afraid that their children have to work hard for once in their lives. The standards here are extremely high. Achievement is definitely a number one priority here and teachers provide all the tools in order for students to be successful. It is sad that parents cannot admit their mistakes and instead, they are blaming the school and the teachers. This school is wonderful and the environment is conducive to learning. If a child is being unsuccessful at this school, then the child is not seeking the help that is needed.

- submitted by a parent
April 12, 2011
I hate how some people on here are complaning about too much fights .They obveousley haven't been to a real public school where every is for there self. If you dont like the school, leave. Stop complaning and crying about it. Go to a "real" public school and let your kids pick up all that trash.This is the best school i ever went to. And if your a parent ,listening to your kids think again more than half the time your kid feed you trash. I can say this cause i did the same thing in 6th grade. There are always going to be bad kids in elementary,middle and high school. Just ignore them. And about the teachers, they are amazing they accually care about the kids. But only if you respect them period. If you argue with them and trash them how are they supposed to respect you back.

- submitted by a community member
March 31, 2011
I transferred my children from a private school to Global Outreach Charter Academy, and so far I have been very pleased with the teachers and faculty of this school. Teachers seem very sincere and devoted, they go above and beyond to address all of my concerns. The principal has always been helpful and available. I also like the size of the school, it gives it a cozy and secure feel.

- submitted by a parent
March 21, 2011
its a great school and i think teachers are given them a hard time cause they belive and them and want them to pass thats all and it just a god place!!!!!!!:D

- submitted by a community member
March 14, 2011
my son has attened this school since the begining of the year they had let alot of teachers and other staff members go my son is in middle school and has gone through 5 different teachers he was doing well at first and now he is failing because of the change of teachers he will not be going there in august beware with your kids and they let the kids on the bus bully you and you get kicked off the bus

- submitted by a parent
March 02, 2011
This is a great school. I love how much of a great start my Kindergartner has had in his first year in grade school. The teachers and staff are also very friendly and treat my son as if he were a super star. I was skeptical at first, because my husband and I wanted to send our child to a school where there was not a dominate race but of a mixture of colors and cultures, and my first reaction of the brochure made me not so sure if this was the school for him, because my child does not look like the children in the brochure i was afraid to check it out at first. I took some time off one day and met with the principal at the time which was from fletcher. while waiting to speak with him i noticed all the different children from all over and all family back grounds and i felt more at ease and from the results of enrolling my child and his wonderful growth (an honor roll student in a very secure buzz in and out school), I know that i made a great choice in schools

- submitted by a parent
September 16, 2010
I LOVE THIS SCHOOL!! My child is always excited to go to school and I love the extracurricular activities offered before and after school. They welcome parent involvement which is something I appreciate.

- submitted by a parent
May 13, 2010
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Global Outreach Charter Academy
9570 Regency Square Boulevard, Jacksonville, FL  32225
(904) 868-4405
Last modified Global Outreach Charter Academy is a Charter school that serves grades K-8. It has received a GreatSchools rating of 3 out of 10 based on academic quality.
Global Outreach Charter Academy Rating: 4 out of 5 based on 37 reviews. Top