Enrollment for Georgia Connections Academy, an online tutoring-free public school, is now available for students in grades 5 through 12 across Georgia.
Now celebrating its 10th anniversary, the school offers a high quality educational experience that helps students acquire the skills, confidence, and ingenuity they need to thrive in a changing world.
Georgia Connections Academy is an online accredited public school that combines the continuous support of certified teachers with virtual classroom experience, flexible study schedules, and a highly engaging curriculum tailored to students’ specific academic and socio-emotional needs.
Parents or other caregivers also act as “learning coaches” to help teachers provide the support and structure students need by setting a daily schedule and ensuring that student attendance and work are completed.
“Georgia Connections Academy offers a high-quality educational option for students who excel academically, struggle in a traditional school setting, have health issues, or need the flexibility we offer to pursue interests outside of the traditional classroom,” said the executive Director of Georgia Connections Academy Brazilia Page.
“Providing them with resources and an inclusive learning environment that is flexible and uniquely tailored to their interests, needs and skills is our priority to prepare for successful college and career experiences,” said Page.
Page added, “The Georgia Connections Academy set the standard in virtual education. It has been dubbed “Beating the Odds School” – the first and only virtual school in Georgia to be named as such – and continues to strive to meet and exceed academic expectations. In addition to academics, teachers focus on emotional wellbeing and social development, and work closely with families to help students figure out how best to learn. “
Georgia Connections Academy students can continue to participate in many of the activities offered in a public school. The school has a STEAM academy and offers Gifted and Advanced Placement (AP) courses, dual enrollment, a variety of elective courses, extra-curricular activities, and flexible planning to help students take their own unique educational journey into their own hands.
You are also part of a larger community of fellow students and educators who provide a welcoming, distraction-free learning environment. The school’s online learning portal also has plenty of tools and resources to make planning lessons for any subject, to juggling a family calendar of school activities, easy.
Georgia Connections Academy serves more than 5,000 students, and parents have expressed satisfaction with their school. According to the 2020 Parent Satisfaction Survey, 90% of parents agree that their children are happy with the program and 93% of parents agree that the curriculum is high quality.
Note that the Georgia Connections Academy has an open application period from February 3 through March 5, 2021. This is only the first part of the registration process. You cannot complete the rest of the process until after March 5, 2021.
Enrollment is limited – According to state law, the school has an enrollment limit of 5,250 students. If the number of applications accepted exceeds the limit, we will use a lottery-style drawing to select students for enrollment. This means that after the open enrollment deadline, your students may still be subject to a lottery. If a lottery is required, it will take place on March 30, 2021.
For more information, contact the Georgia Connections Academy or call 1-800-382-6010.