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Honors Day & Graduation Pictures

GCA Class of 2021 Graduation/Honors Day Pictures


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GCA Prints and Memorabilia graduation 2021

2021 PreGraduation

Post Graduation Slideshow Video

Congratulations the Turning of the Tassel 2021

Cap and Gown Hat Dance

Honors Day: Friday, May 21, 2021

What is Honors Day? 

The Honors program is designed to recognize students for achievement in the area of academics, citizenship, school spirit, and service.

Students being recognized will receive an invitation prior to Honors Day. Students receiving awards must arrive by 12:00 pm

Attire: Business casual attire is required. Students should not wear jeans, t-shirts, flip-flops, or tennis shoes for this ceremony

A professional photographer will be on-site to take pictures during the event.

Honors Day FAQ's

What type of awards are given at the Honors Day ceremony?

Department awards (each department will recognize a student for their achievements in the course), Special Recognitions, Honor cords, & Valedictorian & Salutatorian medals.

Do I need to purchase a stole for NHS or Beta Club?

Senior NHS and Beta club members can purchase stoles to wear over their gowns. Additional information can be obtained from your club sponsor regarding the price & ordering of the stoles.

Honors Day Parking Map *Students, Guests and GCA staff*

Honors Day
graduation certificate

Honors Graduates

  • Summa Cum Laude: Graduates who have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 4.0 or better.

  • Magna Cum Laude: Graduates who have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 – 3.99 and have at least two units of Advanced Placement or Dual Enrollment courses.
  • Cum Laude: Graduates who have maintained a cumulative grade point average of 3.75 – 3.99.
  • Valedictorian is the Summa Cum Laude graduate who has the highest GPA
  • Salutatorian is the Summa Cum Laude graduate who has the second-highest GPA

Please Note: 2nd-semester senior grades excluded from calculations

Contact your Counselor if you have any questions.

Graduation

Graduation Ceremony

Saturday, May 22, 2021, at 1:00 PM

More information about the student breakdown for each ceremony will be provided as we confirm the number of graduations we will have.

Parent & Student Parking MAPS for Graduation 2021

Dear GCA Families

The recent fuel shortage caused by the shutdown of the gas pipeline along the east coast has impacted our volunteers ability to come into the office to mail graduation tickets.  This unforeseen hurdle has caused us to reevaluate the process by which we distribute tickets so we can ensure all family and friends invited by graduates will receive their tickets without delay.  We are confident this revised distribution process will ensure the receipt of tickets for our graduates and their guests. Therefore, we are asking graduating seniors to designate one person to pick up their tickets by completing this 2021 Graduation Ticket Designee Survey.  Completion of this survey is required to receive tickets. The survey must be submitted from the student's GCA email address to avoid entries from multiple people in one party.  If a student completes the survey more than once, we will use the designee listed on the last survey submission. 

Tickets may be picked up at one of the three locations listed below during the specified dates and times.  Tickets will only be given to the person designated on this survey and that person will be responsible for distributing tickets to your invited guests..

We are super excited to be able to host a face to face graduation for our graduates.  We thank you for your continued flexibility and understanding. 


TICKET PICKUP LOCATIONS

1. GCA Office
1745 Phoenix Blvd. Suite 100, Atlanta 30349  
Thurs: May 13th, 10am - 3pm
Mon: May 17th, 10am - 3pm   
Tues: May 18th, 10am - 3pm
Wed: May 19th, 10am - 3pm
Thurs: May 20th, 10am - 3pm  

2. Honors Day/Infinite Energy Forum
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway , Duluth 30097
Fri: May 21st, 12pm - 3pm

3. Graduation/Infinite Energy Arena
6400 Sugarloaf Parkway , Duluth 30097
Sat: May 22nd, 11am - 1pm

Graduation Event Security and Safety

In order to create a safe and enjoyable experience for all guests, the following safety and security measures are implemented at Infinite Energy Center.

We have instituted a clear bag policy to provide the most effective, contactless screening possible. All guests will be required to have their bags checked and pass through a metal detector. Metal detectors are an effective method for Event Security to safely screen guests and prevent prohibited items from entering the building. In order to increase the efficiency of these machines, guests are asked to keep the following guidelines in mind when attending an event:

  • Arrive early in preparation for additional security measures
  • Limit the number of personal items brought into the venue in order to expedite the screening process
  • Prepare for a clear bag check by Event Security. If you have a diaper bag or medical bag, follow appropriate signage to the proper screening area.
  • Place your cell phone, camera and purse on the screening table and prepare to walk through the metal detector.
  • Guests will be subject to a secondary screening process if the alarm sounds when passing through the walk-through metal detector.
  • An alternative security screening is available to guests who are: expectant mothers, wheelchair-bound or have a medical condition.

Hotel Discounts for GCA Families

graduation hotel

When reserving rooms, you must inform the hotel that you are with "Georgia Cyber Academy Graduation" to receive the discount rate and concessions. Booking Dates are from May 17-24, 2021.

Embassy Suites by Hilton Atlanta/Sugarloaf

2029 Satellite Blvd. Duluth, GA 30097

(770)622-6391

Embassy Suites Booking Link

Graduation Hotel

When reserving rooms, you must inform the hotel that you are with "Georgia Cyber Academy Graduation" to receive the discount rate and concessions. Booking Dates are from May 20-23, 2021.

Hampton Inn Atlanta NE Sugarloaf

6010 Sugarloaf Pkwy. Lawrenceville, GA 30043

(678)407-0018

Hampton Inn Booking Link

graduation hotel

When reserving rooms, you must inform the hotel that you are with "Georgia Cyber Academy Graduation" to receive the discount rate and concessions. Booking Dates are from May 20-23, 2021.

Homewood Suites Sugarloaf

1775 North Brown Rd. Lawrenceville, GA 30043

(770)277-1243

Homewood Suites Booking Link

Graduation Hotel

When reserving rooms, you must inform the hotel that you are with "Georgia Cyber Academy Graduation" to receive the discount rate and concessions. Booking Dates are from May 20-23, 2021.

Courtyard by Marriott Atlanta Duluth/Gwinnett Place

3550 Venture Pkwy. NW. Duluth, GA 30096

(800)321-2211

Graduation Hotel

When reserving rooms, you must inform the hotel that you are with "Georgia Cyber Academy Graduation" to receive the discount rate and concessions. Booking Dates are from May 20-23, 2021.

Hilton Garden Inn

2040 Sugarloaf Circle, Duluth, GA 30097

(770)495-7600

Hilton Garden Inn Booking Link

Wyndham Garden DUluth

1948 Day Drive Duluth, GA 30097

1-800-996-3426 

Reference No. 5136B219191535

Wyndham Garden Duluth Link: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham-garden/duluth-georgia/wyndham-garden-duluth/overview

HOme2 Suites by Hilton Lawrenceville Atlanta Sugarloaf

1765 N Brown Rd, Lawrenceville, GA 30043

 (678) 985-3400

Home2 Suites by Hilton Lawrenceville Atlanta Booking Linkhttps://www.hilton.com/en/book/reservation/deeplink/?&ctyhocn=ATLLCHT&groupCode=CHTGCA&arrival=20210521&departure=20210523&cid=OM,WW,HILTONLINK,en,DirectLink&fromId=HILTONLINKDIRECT

Group Name: GA Cyber Academy

Graduation Ceremony FAQ'S

When will I receive my Cap and Gown?

Students should receive their cap and gown package before spring break.

How many guests can I invite to graduation?

To comply with social distancing requirements, a ticket will be required to attend the 2021 graduation. The goal is to provide students with 10 tickets but this is not guaranteed. We are working on a process to share unneeded tickets with students who need more than the amount given. More details will be provided.

Can I decorate my graduation cap?

Graduates may decorate their caps, however, designs must be approved by the student's counselor prior to adding to the cap. Students who arrive at graduation with a decorated cap that has not been approved will not walk in the graduation ceremony.

What should I wear to graduation?

In short? Modest attire fitting for the occasion. Think business casual.

Males: Solid colored slacks & dress shoes, collared shirt, no tennis shoes/sneakers or flip flops

Females: preferably a dress not longer than the length of the graduation robe and no shorter than 2 inches above the knee, dress shoes, no flip-flops or tennis shoes/sneakers, capris & jeans are not allowed.

If I don’t pass all of my classes to graduate but will try in the summer to graduate, can I still walk on the May 22nd Graduation Ceremony?

Unfortunately, a student that has not graduated thus passed all courses required to be a graduate cannot walk in the ceremony. Please meet with your counselor to determine a plan.

Will snacks be provided?

No, snacks will not be provided to the students.

**Senior Picture Booking Information**

Photography by Lisa Marie

Booking Appointments

https://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=15906709

Contact Us: photographybylisamarie2@gmail.com

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location: 37 E. Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458

MDS Photographer

Booking Appointmentswww.mdsphotographer.com

Contact Us: marina@mdsphotographer.com

Phone: 678-953-0894

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location: Atlanta, GA 

Emily Elizabeth Photography

Booking Appointmentsemilyelizabethphotography.info

Contact Us: emilyelizabethphotographer@gmail.com

Phone: 478-804-1083

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location:  Atlanta, GA

Carlie Paige Photography

Booking Appointments: http://www.carliepaigephotography.com/investment

Contact Us: cpaige116@hotmail.com

Phone: 478-457-6811

Type of Photos: Lifestyle Only

Location: Atlanta, GA

Sat Jae's Photography

Booking Appointmentswww.satjaes.com

Contact Us: satjaesphotography@yahoo.com

Phone: 478-244-7172

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location: 108 Olympia Drive Suite 104B Warner Robins, GA 31093

Incredible Moments Photos

Booking Appointmentswww.incrediblemomentsphotography.com

Contact Us: incrediblemomentsphotos@gmail.com

Phone: 706-298-8741

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location: Atlanta, GA

Rick Milton Photography

Booking AppointmentsRickMiltonPhotography.com

Contact Us: info@rickmiltonphotography.com

Phone: 706-860-3612

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location: 3830 Washington Rd Suite 28 Martinez, GA  30907

Versaguis Photography

Booking Appointmentshttps://versaguis.com/

Contact Us: versaguisphotography@yahoo.com

Phone: (843) 638-1203

Type of Photos: Lifestyle Only

Location: Savannah, GA 

Cady Studios:

Booking Appointmentshttps://store.cady.com/

Contact Us: https://home.cady.com/contact/

Phone: (678)722-3449

Locations:

1. 10700 State Bridge Rd Suite 9, Johns Creek, GA 30022

2. 1700 Winder Hwy Suite 101, Dacula, GA 30019

3. 3979 S Main St Suite 210, Acworth, GA 30101

Dream Weaver Photos:

Booking Appointmentshttps://dreamweaverphotos.com/contact-us/

Contact Us: https://dreamweaverphotos.com/contact-us/

Phone: (912)484-7990

Location:

1. 213 East Hall Street, Savannah, GA 31401

Shot by Somi Studios

Booking Appointmentshttp://www.shotbysomi.com/book-online

Contact Us: bookings@shotbysomi.com

Phone: (912) 349-5728

Locations: 14045 Abercorn St #1610, Savannah, GA 31419

Rick Milton Photography

Booking Appointmentshttp://www.rickmiltonphotography.com/contact-us.cfm

Contact Us: http://www.rickmiltonphotography.com/contact-us.cfm

Phone: (706) 860-3612

Locations: 3830 Washington Rd, Augusta, GA 30907

Bonnie J Heath Photography

Booking Appointments:  bonniejheath.com

Contact Us: https://www.bonniejheath.com/contact

Phone: (404) 313-3030

Locations:  283 Kirkwood Rd NE, Atlanta, GA 30317

Kasey Keown Patterson Photography

Booking Appointmentshttp://www.kaseykeownphotography.com/contact/

Contact Us: http://www.kaseykeownphotography.com/contact/

Phone: 678-378-1779

Locations: 1388 Carolyn Drive Atlanta, GA 30329

Matthew Alexander Marketing & Photography

Booking Appointmentshttps://www.mattagarr.com/photography/grad-photos

Contact Us: hello@mattagarr.com

Phone: (845) 288-0099

Locations: 691 John Wesley Dobbs Avenue Northeast V-10, Atlanta, GA 30312

Snaps By Sims

Booking Appointmentshttps://snapsbysims.zenfolio.com/contact.html

Contact Us: https://snapsbysims.zenfolio.com/contact.html

Phone: (404)863-7365

Locations: McDonough, GA

Atta Junior Photography

Booking Appointmentshbportal.co

Contact Us: https://attajunior.com/contact/

Phone: (678) 462-7957

Locations: Atlanta, GA

Karen Images

Booking AppointmentsKBPhoto@karenimages.com

Contact Us: https://karenimages.com/contact-us

Phone: (404) 436-8406

Locations:  3355 Lenox Rd NE #750, Atlanta, GA 30326

Diego’s Photography

Booking Appointmentshttps://diegosphotography.com/seniors-portrait-photography/

Contact Us: https://diegosphotography.com/contact-me/

Phone: (678) 575 7909

Locations: 2255 Cumberland Parkway SE Bldg. 1600, suite 200 Atlanta, GA, 30339

Photography by Lisa Marie

Booking Appointmentshttps://app.acuityscheduling.com/schedule.php?owner=15906709

Contact Us: photographybylisamarie2@gmail.com

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location: 37 E. Main Street Statesboro, GA 30458

MDS Photographer

Booking Appointmentswww.mdsphotographer.com

Contact Us: marina@mdsphotographer.com

Phone: 678-953-0894

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location: Atlanta, GA 

Emily Elizabeth Photography

Booking Appointmentsemilyelizabethphotography.info

Contact Us: emilyelizabethphotographer@gmail.com

Phone: 478-804-1083

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location:  Atlanta, GA

Carlie Paige Photography

Booking Appointments: http://www.carliepaigephotography.com/investment

Contact Us: cpaige116@hotmail.com

Phone: 478-457-6811

Type of Photos: Lifestyle Only

Location: Atlanta, GA

Sat Jae's Photography

Booking Appointmentswww.satjaes.com

Contact Us: satjaesphotography@yahoo.com

Phone: 478-244-7172

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location: 108 Olympia Drive Suite 104B Warner Robins, GA 31093

Incredible Moments Photos

Booking Appointmentswww.incrediblemomentsphotography.com

Contact Us: incrediblemomentsphotos@gmail.com

Phone: 706-298-8741

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location: Atlanta, GA

Rick Milton Photography

Booking AppointmentsRickMiltonPhotography.com

Contact Us: info@rickmiltonphotography.com

Phone: 706-860-3612

Type of Photos: Both Lifestyle and Studio

Location: 3830 Washington Rd Suite 28 Martinez, GA  30907

Versaguis Photography

Booking Appointmentshttps://versaguis.com/

Contact Us: versaguisphotography@yahoo.com

Phone: (843) 638-1203

Type of Photos: Lifestyle Only

Location: Atlanta, GA 

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GCA Counseling Department Directory

Use this list to find your counselor by the student's last name, the GCA phone number is 404-334-4790 followed by the four-digit extension listed in the last column.

GCA Counseling Department Directory

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