High School Curriculum
Courses Specifically Designed for High School Students
GCA uses the K¹² high school curriculum to serve our students in grades 9–12. The K¹² online high school environment blends the best features of the company's world-renowned K-8 learning environment—the elegant and research-driven design, the compelling interactivity, the ease of use of both online and offline content—with key features designed to make the high school experience successful, given the far more complex high school world of content, skills, and time management.
A Robust Catalog of Courses Meets the Needs of Diverse Learners
The K¹² High School Course Catalog is robust, offering several core and elective courses. K¹² Math, Language Arts, Science, and History courses are offered in multiple versions to meet the needs of diverse learners with diverse goals. Two levels of World Languages are offered as well. Students can chart their own course, choosing from among three levels of courses to match their aptitude and goals.
Two Versions of Core Subjects
With the K¹² high school curriculum, students can harness the power of individualized learning by choosing from the following two versions of Math, English, Science, and History courses:
- K¹² Core courses are similar to the standard courses offered by many other programs. They meet all academic requirements for each course area both for graduation as well as for potential admission into a wide range of colleges.
- K¹² Comprehensive courses are designed for students entering with a strong foundational knowledge and aptitude in the subject area being covered, as well as solid study skills.
For the full list of K¹² courses or to download our catalog, online high school course list.
Earn College Credit While in High School
GCA offers a dual enrollment program which allows students to take classes through a network of over 70 colleges statewide and receive both high school and college credit. To participate at one of the private colleges or one of the University System of Georgia (USG) schools, students must present a 3.0 GPA, be 16 years of age, be a junior, and have an SAT score or ACT score that varies by institution. To participate at a TCSG (Technical College System of Georgia) institution, students do not need to present a particular GPA, but do need to either present a qualifying SAT or ACT score or test as 'college ready' on the COMPASS" exam. I all cases, students should be on-track to graduate. Typically students need to be 16 but TCSG will wavier down to age 14. Microsoft or Cisco Certifications are attainable through these programs.
The umbrella program in Georgia is called College Credit Now and consists of three programs differentiated by their funding source and what they cover:
- ACCEL covers tuition for general education core academic classes at University System of Georgia schools, Technical College System of Georgia schools, and private colleges. Books and materials not covered.
- The Move On When Ready Program covers tuition as well as books and fees. MOWR, which is a full-time online program, also allows students to take elective classes not covered under ACCEL.
- The Hope Grant program covers vocational classes at the technical colleges. Tuition is covered 80%, books and materials not covered.
Proven Pathways to a Chosen Career
At Georgia Cyber Academy, your college or career-minded student can choose from a broad range of profession-focused courses for a competitive edge for the future, to discover his or her path after high school, or to explore a possible college major. These courses can provide a powerful introduction to fulfilling careers in Information Technology, Government and Public Administration, Marketing, Finance, Arts and Communication, and many more.