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GCA High school students have a diverse program at their fingertips which includes 15 honors courses, 9 AP courses, dual enrollment with over 45 colleges and universities to choose from, and a  state-wide work-based learning program.  The graduating class of 2019 earned a total of 3,535 college credits and 17 2019 graduates earned their associate degree along with their high school diploma. 

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is a virtual, tuition free, public charter school serving grades K-12 authorized by the State of Georgia in 2007. GCA utilizes award winning online learning programs. GCA is an AdvancED accredited charter school that provides online curriculum and education services to students in kindergarten through high school. GCA offers a competitive, individualized high school program.

Graduation Requirements

Total Credits 23
Language Arts 4
Mathematics 4
Science 4
Social Studies 3
Health & Physical Education 1
World Language/or Fine Arts/or Career Tech 3
General Electives 3

Additional requirement information may be located at www.doe.k12.ga.us

Grading Scale

A 90-100
B 80-89
C 70-79
F 0-69

 

  • GCA is a non-ranking school
  • Honors, AP and DE courses are given weight only in the cumulative GPA
  • Honors receive an extra half point for Cs and above
  • AP/DE receive an extra point for Cs and above

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 SAT or ACT equivalent score (super score) with the highest GPA 

Salutatorian is the summa cum laude graduate who has the second highest SAT or ACT equivalent score (super score) with the highest GPA. 

*2nd semester senior grades excluded from calculations  

Rigor Course Offerings

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Class of 2020 Demographics 

700

2020 Graduates

44% Male, 56% Female

Average GPA

Top 10%: 4.36

Top 50%: 3.68

Overall: 3.03

1,541

College Credits Earned

4-year college 57%
2-year college 13%
Workforce 8%
Military 4%
Other 18%

30

Associates Degrees Earned

Caucasian 47%
African American 36%
Hispanic 7%
Multi-Racial 6%
Asian or Pacific Islander 3%

Course Offerings

Georgia Cyber Academy offers a diverse curriculum designed to meet the individual needs of students who are seeking a challenging college preparatory experience. GCA’s curriculum offerings prepare students for the challenges beyond high school. Course offerings are determined by State of Georgia and State Charter Schools Board of Education requirements, student selection, availability of staff, and cost effectiveness.

Advanced Placement Courses

GCA offers the 9 AP courses listed below. Qualifying students have an opportunity to take additional pre-approved AP courses through Georgia Virtual School at no cost.

  • AP Language/Composition
  • AP Calculus AB
  • AP Biology
  • AP World History
  • AP US Government and Politics
  • AP Literature/Composition
  • AP Statistics
  • AP Environmental Science
  • AP US History

Counseling and Support Services

The mission of Georgia Cyber Academy’s Counseling Department is to provide a data-driven comprehensive school counseling program that is proactive, developmentally appropriate and one that will assist students in acquiring the mindsets and behaviors needed to become productive students, responsible citizens, and lifelong learners. The counselors at GCA will collaborate with all stakeholders, including students, parents/ guardians, staff and community members to work towards meeting the needs of all students. Please see the counseling page for specific information on the counseling department.

Amina Ross

Amina Ross

Counseling & Student Support Services Director
Nailah Obijiofor

Nailah Obijiofor

Assistant Director, Grades K-11
Caroline McDade

Caroline McDade

Assistant Director, College & Career Readiness
Keli Carter

Keli Carter

Assistant Director, Counseling Programming & Data
Charlene Polite

Charlene Polite

College and Career Manager
Erica Butts

Erica Butts

Work Based Learning Coordinator Lead, Work Based Learners: A-M
Tricia McCoy

Tricia McCoy

Work Based Learning Coordinator Lead, Work Based Learners: N-Z

High School Administration

High School Principal

Kristen Blanda

Kristen Blanda

Principal
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Assistant Principal

Jermal McCoy

Jermal McCoy

Graduation Coach Manager
Graduation Coaching

Assistant Principal

Jes O'Kelley

Jes O'Kelley

Assistant Principal, Curriculum & Instruction
English/Language Arts, World Languages, Secondary Grades 9-12 Leadership

Assistant Principal

Amy Capello

Amy Capello

Assistant Principal, Curriculum & Instruction
Science, Secondary Grades 9-12 Leadership

Assistant Principal

Brian Daughtry

Brian Daughtry

Assistant Principal, Instructional Support Services
Instructional Support Services, Secondary Grades 9-12 Leadership

Assistant Principal

Cathy Harper

Cathy Harper

Assistant Principal, Curriculum & Instruction

Assistant Principal

Jinya Nunnally

Jinya Nunnally

Assistant Principal, Special Education, Advanced & Gifted