Tuition-Free Georgia Virtual School

Georgia Connections Academy Charter School (GACA) is a tuition-free K–12 public virtual school in Georgia that students attend from home. GACA brings a fully accredited public education directly to your family’s door—anywhere in the state.



Learn More about Georgia Connections Academy

At GACA, a virtual school in Georgia, our students experience a quality education through the power of online learning.

Authorized by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia

Georgia Connections Academy is authorized under state law by the State Charter Schools Commission of Georgia. The school is operated by Georgia Connections Academy, a nonprofit corporation, through a contract with Connections Academy of Georgia, LLC, to provide its educational program and other services. The school is governed by an independent school board, and all board meetings are open to the public. Please review our scheduled meeting dates and agendas, and information about how to attend a meeting or make a request for public records.

The Virtual School Experience

We share a common goal with parents: to ensure that students become productive, successful, and confident adults. Georgia Connections Academy’s full-time virtual school program helps students build on their individual strengths and interests in a setting that is both safe and connected to a larger community.

Below are a few of the driving forces behind this unique approach:

Free Education, Outstanding Curriculum

At GACA, students receive a great public online education at no charge. There are no materials fees and no tuition charges. Our online school classes meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials, and resources available to create an online curriculum that keeps students engaged in new and creative ways.

Exceptional Teachers

The teachers are the foundation of the Georgia Connections Academy experience. They are talented, passionate, certified, and specially trained to excel in online teaching. Teachers are drawn to our virtual school in Georgia because they care about kids and believe that personalized, one-on-one instruction really works.

Individual Attention

Each and every student has unique abilities, and all students perform better when they receive individual attention in a nurturing learning environment. These guiding principles are the foundation of Connections Academy’s Personalized Performance Learning® approach. Using this method, virtual school teachers get to know the learning style, skills, and interests of each student so they can give every student the best opportunity to excel. This approach also allows students to accelerate learning in areas of strength or receive extra attention in areas of weakness.

Parent-Supported Learning

When parents take an active role in education, students prosper. As virtual school Learning Coaches, parents can be closely involved in their children’s daily education. They’re able to see real progress every day and work with dedicated teachers to keep their students on track. Parents say this involvement is one of the most gratifying aspects of the Georgia online school program.

Easy-to-Use Technology

Connections Academy’s user-friendly system, Connexus®, lets students access a welcoming and collaborative learning experience anywhere they have an Internet connection. Parents love how easy it is to schedule lessons and access grades, too!

Socialization, Community, and Friendships

Learning online doesn’t mean learning alone. Even in a virtual setting, students meet regularly in online LiveLesson® sessions and have opportunities to share ideas, compare experiences, and have fun learning together. There are even chances to attend in-person gatherings, activities, and field trips. And the flexibility of the virtual school program allows plenty of opportunities for students to pursue and explore other extracurricular activities outside of Georgia Connections Academy or through Connections Academy’s clubs!


School Handbooks

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Meet Heather Robinson

GACA Lead Principal

"My vision is that the Georgia Connections Academy will be a nurturing, scholarly school environment that creates a quality innovative and exciting learning experience for the families it serves.

I will always be a teacher at heart and have taught high school mathematics in both the traditional and online classrooms. Prior to becoming the lead principal of Georgia Connections Academy, I was the assistant principal at Georgia Virtual School, a school program operated through the Georgia Department of Education. As an online instructor and administrator, my passion for teaching and learning online has grown into a sincere belief that students’ learning can truly be enhanced and expanded in an online classroom. Virtual classrooms meet students’ needs in a way that is unique, authentic, and interesting.

Georgia Connections Academy is changing the educational landscape for students in Georgia, and I am proud to be a part of this change!"

Education:

  • MEd in mathematics education, University of Georgia
  • BS in mathematics education, Clemson University


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