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Tuition-Free Georgia Online School

Georgia Connections Academy Charter School (GACA) is a tuition-free 5–12 public online 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.

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 Education, 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.

Our Mission

The mission of Georgia Connections Academy is to exemplify a collaborative virtual school where our students meet high expectations through mastery of challenging academic material in preparation for successful college and career experiences.

The Georgia Online Public 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 online 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 Online Public School 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 classes meet and exceed all national and state standards while also integrating the best texts, materials, and resources available to create a 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 an online setting, students meet regularly in 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!

Notices and Information for the Public

As a public charter school, Georgia Connections Academy is committed to meeting the State of Georgia’s rigorous standards for academic achievement and accountability. Our school board adopts a regular meeting schedule which is open to the public. Visit our School Board page for further information or view the Georgia Connections Academy Charter Contract.

School Performance Report

The Governor’s Office of Student Achievement (GOSA) website provides letter-based graded reports for all public K–12 schools in Georgia. To view the report for Georgia Connections Academy, visit the GOSA Georgia Gov website.

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