Enrollment is open to any student who resides in the state of Georgia. Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) does not charge tuition.
The open application period will be announced during the second semester of each school year for the following school year. During this period students who are interested in enrolling must begin by completing the online registration form or by completing a hard-copy of the enrollment packet obtained from the GCA office. The hard-copy enrollment packet will be available on the website as well. The applicant must also provide proof of residency in the state of Georgia.
Due diligence will be shown in announcing the opening of a new enrollment cycle to the public.
If the number of applicants received during an open enrollment cycle exceeds capacity, applicants have an equal chance of being admitted through a public random selection process in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 20-2-2066(b). One lottery will be conducted per grade per academic year. If a lottery is needed, GCA will post the date and time the website and will notify the primary caretakers of prospective students with completed enrollment applications via email. The lottery will take place at the GCA office and online for public participation. The primary caretakers of selected students will receive an email confirmation within two business days after the lottery to the email address provided by the primary caretaker in the student’s application and must complete the enrollment process by supplying compliance documents within 10 calendar days including weekends and holidays of the day such notification was sent. Students who are not compliant by the 10th day will forfeit their seat to the next eligible student on the waiting list.
If the school is not oversubscribed by the end of the open application period, no lottery will be held and GCA will continue to accept applications and admit eligible students in the order they completed the enrollment application, based on availability in their respective grade and submission of compliance documents.
When all available seat offers have been made, students that applied during the open enrollment period and participated in the lottery but did not receive a seat offer will be placed on a waiting list according to their random assigned lottery number. GCA will continue to accept applications after the open application period, but in grades where all available seats are filled, these students will be placed on the waiting list behind the students that were given a wait list number during the lottery. The order will be determined by the time/date stamp recorded at the time the application is submitted. The primary caretakers of selected wait listed students will receive an email notification to the email address provided at the time of application submission when/if a seat becomes available. The primary caretaker and must complete the enrollment process by supplying compliance documents within 10 calendar days including weekends and holidays. Students who are not compliant by the 10th day will forfeit their seat to the next eligible student on the waiting list.