Tuition-free Cyber School from Home

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Learn more about Georgia Connections Academy

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

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 meetings are open to the public. Please review our scheduled meeting dates, agendas, and information on how to attend a meeting or make a request for public records.

Staff, Community and Curriculum

With a caring staff, an outstanding curriculum, and a vibrant school community, GACA is a leader in high-quality virtual learning in Georgia.

Heather Robinson, GACA Lead Principal
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"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:

M.Ed in Mathematics Education, University of Georgia

B.S. in Mathematics Education, Clemson University

Administration and Staff

The principal leads a dedicated staff that includes:

  • Highly trained, state-certified teachers.
  • School administrators specializing in elementary, middle, and high school.
  • Talented support staff.

Community

Georgia Connections Academy isn't simply an online school.  It’s a supportive community of:

  • Students of varying backgrounds, strengths, and challenges.
  • Parents and Learning Coaches dedicated to their students’ education.
  • Teachers with years of experience helping each student to reach his or her full potential.

Curriculum

The GACA curriculum is designed by national education experts and customized to meet state standards. Bringing together the best in print and online resources with Connections Academy proprietary instructional tools, the GACA curriculum is designed to engage students of every level. Our goal is simple: To ensure that all students have the resources they need to succeed.