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Georgia Cyber Academy

Charter | K-11 | 9999 students

Best known for our individualized learning plans and award winning curriculum.

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Situated in a suburban neighborhood. The median home value is $95,000. The average monthly rent for a 2 bedroom apartment is $760.

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2012:
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Posted March 2, 2014

We have been with GCA for four years. We love it otherwise we would not continue three children's education with GCA. We often speak with school staff via kmail,phone calls, class connects and parent teacher conferences. Our children have learned so much more being at GCA. I love the entire staff, they go above and beyond for the students and learning coaches, it is a team effort.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 18, 2014

My son had a speech impediment, and was being bullied at his local school. My husband and I started looking into alternative schooling options that would focus mainly on the learning aspect. We enrolled our son into GCA and have not been happier. Teachers do delay on responses, but hold live classes for parents (aka Learning Coach) for questions that you might have. Our son loves the fact that he can take short breaks during classes so that he doesn't suffer from burnout. There is a lot of material to go over, but working with his teachers they have helped me direct and select the classes that he should be taking to be in accordance with Georgia Standards. At first I was overwhelmed at the amount of material, but I think that had a lot to do with him starting mid year. But our son has taken off with the material and loves the pacing. I would suggest more direct interaction in Kmail between teachers and learning coaches, I do feel like that is lacking a bit. Especially since my son has an IEP. GCA did however set my son up to continue his speech therapy via online sessions one on one with a specialist, which has been awesome. I can't recommend this school enough as an alternative.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted February 17, 2014

My 4th grade daughter was enrolled for one semester. She never spoke to a teacher the entire time. According to the lead teacher, the reason we didn't receive important emails was that my daughter had been re-assigned to a new home-room teacher (happened 3 times in less than two months) and she "slipped through the cracks." The Class Connect sessions were a waste of time. An English teacher told the students that the libraries were "wrong" and that you write a biography about yourself and an autobiography about someone else. Since my daughter performed well on the assessment tests, the school identified her as a child who didn't need help was the reason I was given for the fact that we were never scheduled for a teacher conference. We didn't need one since in my opinion, my daughter had no teacher except for me. This school was our worst educational experience. Many teachers for the class connect sessions also used terrible grammar. My child shouldn't hear that she should "axe" questions. Poor quality teachers will be what your children get if you enroll in GCA.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 10, 2014

This is a wonderful school! My daughter is accomplishing things with this school that would not be possible in another school. She is advanced and together we have developed a special curriculum with a mix of middle school and high school classes. She is currently in 7th gr but taking three high school classes also. ( She did two last year.) Also, the k12 curriculum that is the company that develops the curriculum for GCA is excellent. I have two older kids who have been in schools in different states and different types of private schools ( due to several moves) ... And this is the best curriculum! Faculty worked hard to accommodate us and continues to do so. Love the flexibility! we have even traveled while doing school! I couldn't even pay for this at a private school, but it's all free... Books, supplies, science materials, etc! And yes, we have socials and field trips too!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted January 9, 2014

GCA was the worst school experience I ever had. The teachers were not very helpful at all. They never would reply to my questions so I was left confused. I started this school a few days late and I was never able to catch up. I would never recommend this school to anyone.


Posted November 26, 2013

GCA is quite supportive, and willing to offer extra support, accommodations and assistive technology as specifically outlined on the student's IEP. Small groups are offered as/when students are unable to handle the larger online class connect sessions due to attention and/or learning challenges. I am quite pleased with GCA's support.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted September 1, 2013

My 8th grade daughter broke her ankle while practicing with her junior derby team the first weekend after her brick-n-mortar school started, and was mortified at the thought of returning to her 3 story school with the other 2000 kids - on crutches and in a cast! It was stressing her out so much, plus the fact that her absences were counting against her and would make her get way behind! In desperation, I found k12.com online and discovered the closest informational meeting was the NEXT DAY. We went, were impressed, and enrolled her immediately. This option was perfect timing, and she loves her schedule and study courses SO MUCH. It is our intent to do this for a semester only until her ankle is rehabilitated, but we may just do it the remainder of the year! We love it THAT MUCH.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted August 28, 2013

This is my third year as a student and I love GCA. The first year is always challenging, getting used to it and all. But once you get a hang of things, you'll soon realize that you're learning more at GCA than anywhere else. If you're interested in enrolling, just know that it requires both the student and parent to work together so if you have a busy job, keep that in mind (it doesn't mean it's impossible though!). The teachers actually care about each student and it's wonderful.


Posted May 20, 2013

If you are looking for a challenging school who is above state standards, Georgia Cyber Academy is the school for you.This will be our 3rd year attending GCA.The school sends you EVERYTHING you need from ALL books needed down to the writing paper your student will need to write on. If you run out you can print the paper out. My daughter is 3rd grade and since being eith GCA she is reading and working on a 5th grade level. She loves it because it does give her a challenge. Yes, you get what you pay for and I paid almost $800 1 yr, to independantly homeschool my daughter with no teacher suppport. It was crazy. GCA is free and they have a FULL STAFF of teachers, directors and staff to help you and your child every step of the way. The send every book, even all the supplies needed to complete Science projects. I highly recommend Georgia Cyber Academy to any parent who wants to give your child a high quality education. They even do chron. History from the beginning and my nephews who are in the 5th & 6th grade had no idea who Augusta Ceasar was nor Nero & my daughter was taught this in the 2nd grade at GCA. Only ALP students could learn that in a public classroom they told me.GCA ROCKS~
—Submitted by a parent


Posted May 15, 2013

We've been a part of GCA for 4yrs. We like it because the curriculum is more challenging and broad. The children can work at their own pace and it fosters independent learning. The down side is that they are becoming more & more focused on test scores. However, that is coming down from the state.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 18, 2012

My kids attended GCA for 4 years. They are both exceptionally intelligent and did well. GCA is 100% what you and your student put into it. My kids have returned to public school because my daughter needed AP course not offered there. My kids jumped right in with As at their new school so they were clearly prepared. Elemtary and middle are easy "A". Unless your student is special needs if you get less than an A you should assume your child would get an F in any other school. If you do the required work you get an A, if you do not you get less. Scores are not stressed,you just redo the work until you pass. And the fact is it is pretty easy to cheat. So parents have to be very active to check for cheating. Honestly I think the easy As helped my daughter she will accept nothing less now. But high school is TOO tough. I had a ton of kids coming to the co-op specificly because they were failing. The woman who said they give 16 hours of work is accurate but only 1/3 of that is manditory. She needed to take an active roll and help the student stay organized and only make them do the optional work if they are struggling with a subject. GCA has too many computer glitches
—Submitted by a parent


Posted December 11, 2012

I am a parent and I did home school. This is public school. So if you are thinking of home schooling your child and the freedom that comes with that, LOOK SOMEWHERE ELSE. This school is mostly online only meaning (no books). My child needs glasses because of so many hours everyday in front of the computer. But what it bad is their work is spread out across many different websites. And the work load is crazy. I sat down one day and counted up how long it would take my child to do everything assigned and according to GCA numbers it should have take 13 hours, that was only one day of work. I understand this school is free but you get what you pay for.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted November 11, 2012

I love this school. I have a daughter in the 4th grade who is very intelligent and they are providing all the testing to move her ahead and give her more challenging work. I also have a 1st grader who has an IEP for speech. He sees a speech therapist 3 times a week provided online and he absolutely lloves it. We defiantly plan on staying with the program.
—Submitted by a parent


Posted October 1, 2012

This school is great. If you want an environment where the students are friendly, teenagers feel like they are in a public school but within their comfort at home, this school is for you. I attended GCA in 9th grade, and I definitely reccomend this school. The only thing that I didn't like is lack of orginization, BUT t hey are working on that. love this school and miss it dearly


Posted August 30, 2012

I wanted a school that could provide a challenging educational curriculum, one that caters to my children (1st and 2nd grade) needs, one that was not going to hold them back; but help them to blossom. So far I am very pleased that I have found the school that is providing exactly what I need. Thank you GCA, you rock!!!
—Submitted by a parent


Posted June 25, 2012

We are so impressed with GCA I have 3 children that attend in the 8th 2nd and a kindergartener They have learned so much this year I highly recommend this school to all Thanks GCA
—Submitted by a parent


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Awards

Academic awards received in the past 3 years
  • AdvancED Accreditation (2012)

Special education / special needs

Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities

Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math (STEM)

Clubs
  • Science club

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Performing and written arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Computer animation
Clubs
  • Arts and crafts
  • Dance club: Flamenco
  • Sewing/knitting club

Language learning

Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Clubs
  • Foreign language club: Spanish and French

Health & athletics

Clubs
  • Cooking club

Gifted & talented

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Clubs
  • Debate
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School basics

School Leader's name
  • Matt Arkin
Best ways for parents to contact the school
  • Phone
Gender
  • Coed
Special schedule
  • Part-time study
Is there an application process?
  • Yes

Programs

Instructional and/or curriculum models used

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  • K12 curriculum
  • Virtual school
Specific academic themes or areas of focus

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  • None
Bi-lingual or language immersion programs offered

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  • No
Level of special education programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Specialized programs for specific types of special education students
  • Other health impairments
  • Specific learning disabilities
Foreign languages taught
  • French
  • German
  • Spanish
Level of ESL/ELL programming offered
  • Basic - the school offers or partners to provide services based on the needs of individual students
Vocational or skills-based training offered
  • None

Resources

Extra learning resources offered
  • Acceleration
  • Mentoring
  • Remediation
College preparation / awareness resources offered
  • College presentations or information sessions
  • Community college courses
  • School-sponsored trips to college campuses
Transportation options
  • None
School facilities
  • None
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Sports

Boys sports
  • None
Girls sports
  • None

Arts & music

Visual arts
  • Photography
Music
  • None
Performing arts
  • Creative writing
Media arts
  • Computer animation

Student clubs

Clubs (distinct from courses)
  • Arts and crafts
  • Book/reading club
  • Chess club
  • Cooking club
  • Dance club: Flamenco
  • Debate
  • Engineering
  • Foreign language club: Spanish and French
  • Lego club
  • Oceanography
  • Science club
  • Sewing/knitting club
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School culture

Dress Code
  • Neither uniforms nor dress code
Bullying policy
  • This school has a bullying and/or cyber bullying policy in place.
Parent involvement
  • Attend parent nights
  • Chaperone school trips
  • Organize cultural events
  • Serve on school improvement team or governance council
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503 Oak Place, Suite 540
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