91% of Georgia Cyber Academy Students Benefitted Academically in 2016

Program celebrates its 10th year; Welcomes students back on August 15th

ATLANTA–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at Georgia
Cyber Academy
 (GCA), an
accredited, full-time, online public charter school, will begin their
2016-2017 school year on August 15th as the program marks its 10th year
of operation in the state. According to a spring 2016 survey conducted
by Edge Research, 91% of the families with students enrolled in the
school during the 2015-2016 school year felt that their child had
benefitted academically from the curriculum.

The first virtual charter school in Georgia history and currently the
largest public school in Georgia, GCA is open to all students who reside
in Georgia and serves students from all 159 counties across the state.

The rigorous and engaging curriculum offered by the school
includes courses in language arts/English, math, science, history, world
languages, art and music, as well as elective and Advanced Placement®
courses for high school students. State-certified teachers provide
instruction, guidance, and support and regularly interact with students
and parents via email, web-based classrooms, online discussions, phone
and face-to-face meetings. As a public school option, there is no

“We chose GCA because my daughter, Mary-Kate, was participating in a
pre-professional dance program which required her to be in the studio
several hours a day, making it nearly impossible to attend a traditional
school,” said GCA parent, Ann Billings. “Thanks to GCA, Mary-Kate was
able to keep dancing and keep up her fantastic academic record. Through
GCA’s student groups and clubs, not only has Mary-Kate been able to meet
more diverse and like-minded students, but also develop strong
leadership skills while strengthening her self-motivation and
independence. She has grown both academically and as an individual
through the rigor and support GCA provides and we have no doubt that
switching to online education was the right move for Mary-Kate.”

GCA gives advanced learners the ability to progress faster through
subjects in which they excel, while students who need to spend more time
in certain subject areas are able to do so. Teachers work closely with
each student’s parent or guardian to identify the best path for success.

“An exceptional education means having choices. Georgia families
appreciate the ability to select an individualized public school
option which suits their needs. At GCA we offer a wide variety of
courses so students can learn at their own level, and explore the areas
that interest them the most,” said Matt Arkin, Head of School at GCA. “Whether
competing in the Olympics
, going
on to Ivy League Schools,
statewide community service awards
, or taking
dual-enrollment courses at over 40 colleges across the state
, our
hardworking students are driven to succeed, and we look forward to what
the 2016-2017 school year has in store for each of them.”

Earlier this summer GCA challenged enrolled families to prevent summer
‘brain drain’ by offering students free access to LearnBop, a self-paced
solution that simulates a one-on-one, personalized math tutoring
experience. The award-winning online program will continue to be
available free of charge throughout the fall and can be used alongside
the regular math curriculum to build math skills or prepare for
high-level exams.

The school, which serves a higher population of low-income students than
the state average, has also been credited for
reducing the achievement gap for economically disadvantaged
students, who benefit from the individualized online program.

GCA is still accepting enrollments for this fall. To learn more about
enrollment requirements visit http://gca.k12.com/
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About Georgia Cyber Academy

Georgia Cyber Academy (GCA) is an accredited, full-time online public
school program that serves students in grades K through 12. As part of
the Georgia public school system, GCA is tuition-free, giving parents
and families the choice to access the award-winning curriculum and tools
provided by K12 Inc. (NYSE: LRN),
the nation’s largest provider of proprietary curriculum and online
education programs. For more information about GCA, visit http://gca.k12.com/.


for Georgia Cyber Academy
Donna Savarese, 703-436-3273